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Panopticon PDF
Author: Jeremy Bentham
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Panopticon Or The Inspection House

Panopticon Or the Inspection House PDF
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230269764
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ... but industry ? Is coarse diet nothing? Is confinement, is loss of liberty in every shape nothing? To me it would seem but so much the better, if a man could be taught to love labour, instead of being taught to loath it. Occupation, instead of the prisoner's"scourge, should be called and should be made as much as possible, a cordial to him. It is in itself sweet in comparison of forced idleness; and the produce of it will give it a double favour. The mere exertion, the mere naked energy is amusement, where looser ones are not to be found. Take it in either point of view, industry is a blessing--why paint it as a curse?* Hard labour?--labour harder than ordinary, in a prison ?--not only it has no business there, but a prison is the only place in which it is not to be had. Is it exertion that you want? violent exertion? * The Chevalier Paulet's views on (his head suit better, I must confess, with mine. In his establishment, a capital article in the penal list is the punishment of forced idleness: and without dividing his bnys for the purpose into two classes and three dales, or plaguing his managers with governing Committees, he contrives to render it sufficiently uncomfortable. See an interesting account of the establishment of that generous and intelligent philanthropist {n the Repository, vol. 1. reward reward not punishment is the office you must apply to. Compulsion and slavery must in a race like this be ever an unequal match for encouragement and liberty: and the rougher the ground the more unequal. By what contrivance could any man be made to do in a jail the work that any .common coal-heaver will do when at large? By what -compulsion could a porter be made to carry the burthen which he would carry with pleasure for. half a crown ?...