chapter  5
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, 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.