Bentham's Panopticon

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Mark Cartwright
by Jeremy Bentham
published on 14 February 2024
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A diagram of the Panopticon, a prison designed in 1791 by the English philosopher and founder of Utilitarianism, Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). The prison allowed for warders to observe prisoners at all times without themselves being observed.

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Bentham, J. (2024, February 14). Bentham's Panopticon. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18477/benthams-panopticon/

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Bentham, Jeremy. "Bentham's Panopticon." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 14, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18477/benthams-panopticon/.

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