, 6, and 7: The Ouestion of Liberty: Havek on Bentham
It has been argued that individual acquisitiveness, requiring the capacity
and opportunity for the individualłs active formulation and pursuit of pleasure, is
centra! to Bentham’s system, and that through this concept, his writings on
pleasure, expectation, labour, and property reveal a strong theoretical
coherence. This acquisitive pursuit is the key to each person's own pleasurable
existence, and to his coming to consider the greatest happiness of the greatest
number as the best means to it.