Panopticon; or, The Inspection-House: Containing the Idea of a New Principle of Construction Applicable to Any Sort of Establishment, In Which Persons of Any Description Are To Be Kept Under Inspection; And in Particular to Penitentiary-Houses, Prisons, Houses of Industry, Work-houses, Poor-house, Manufactories, Mad-houses, Lazarettos, Hospitals, and Schools: With a Plan of Management Adapted to the Principle: In a Series of Letters, Written in the Year 1787, From Crecheff in White Russia, To a Friend in England

TitlePanopticon; or, The Inspection-House: Containing the Idea of a New Principle of Construction Applicable to Any Sort of Establishment, In Which Persons of Any Description Are To Be Kept Under Inspection; And in Particular to Penitentiary-Houses, Prisons, Houses of Industry, Work-houses, Poor-house, Manufactories, Mad-houses, Lazarettos, Hospitals, and Schools: With a Plan of Management Adapted to the Principle: In a Series of Letters, Written in the Year 1787, From Crecheff in White Russia, To a Friend in England
Year for Search1791
AuthorsBentham, Jeremy(1748-1832)
Date Published1791
PublisherSold by T. Payne
Place PublishedDublin, Ireland Printed: London, Reprinted
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
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Detailed plans for an ideal utilitarian building where the inmates can be kept under constant observation at low cost.

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Rpt. in The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Published Under the Superintendence of His Executor, John Bowring. 11 vols. (Edinburgh: William Tait, 1843), 4: 37-172; and in The Panopticon Writings. Ed. Miran Božovič. London: Verso, 1995. Includes “Panopticon Letters” (29-95), “Postscript, Part I. Containing Further Particulars and Alterations Relative to the Plan of Construction Originally Proposed; Principally Adapted to the Purpose of a Panopticon Penitentiary-House” [printed 1791] (97-114), and “A Fragment on Ontology” (115-38), which is about fictions not the panopticon. See also “Panopticon versus New South Wales: or, The Panopticon Penitentiary System, and The Penal Colonization System, Compared. In a Letter Addressed to the Right Honourable Lord Pelham. By Jeremy Bentham, of Lincoln’s Inn, Esq.” (Bowring 4: 173-248).

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(1748-1832)

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1791 Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832). Panopticon; or, The Inspection-House: Containing the Idea of a New Principle of Construction Applicable to Any Sort of Establishment, In Which Persons of Any Description Are To Be Kept Under Inspection; And in Particular to Penitentiary-Houses, Prisons, Houses of Industry, Work-houses, Poor-house, Manufactories, Mad-houses, Lazarettos, Hospitals, and Schools: With a Plan of Management Adapted to the Principle: In a Series of Letters, Written in the Year 1787, From Crecheff in White Russia, To a Friend in England. Dublin, Ireland Printed: London, Reprinted; and Sold by T. Payne. Rpt. in The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Published Under the Superintendence of His Executor, John Bowring. 11 vols. (Edinburgh: William Tait, 1843), 4: 37-172; and in The Panopticon Writings. Ed. Miran Božovič. London: Verso, 1995. Includes “Panopticon Letters” (29-95), “Postscript, Part I. Containing Further Particulars and Alterations Relative to the Plan of Construction Originally Proposed; Principally Adapted to the Purpose of a Panopticon Penitentiary-House” [printed 1791] (97-114), and “A Fragment on Ontology” (115-38), which is about fictions not the panopticon. See also “Panopticon versus New South Wales: or, The Panopticon Penitentiary System, and The Penal Colonization System, Compared. In a Letter Addressed to the Right Honourable Lord Pelham. By Jeremy Bentham, of Lincoln’s Inn, Esq.” (Bowring 4: 173-248).

Detailed plans for an ideal utilitarian building where the inmates can be kept under constant observation at low cost.