Jeremy Benthamborn February 15,LondonEngland—died June 6,LondonEnglish philosopher, economist, and theoretical jurist, the earliest and chief expounder of utilitarianism. Jeremy Bentham was a philosopher, economist, jurist, and legal reformer and the founder of modern utilitarianisman ethical theory holding that actions are morally right if they tend to promote happiness or pleasure and morally wrong if they tend to promote unhappiness or pain among all those affected by them. Jeremy Bentham is important for being one of the founders of modern utilitarianisma main current of philosophical ethics since the late 18th century, for his defense of psychological and ethical hedonismand for his far-reaching proposals for the reform of Parliamentthe legal code, the judiciary, and the prison system in Britain.
Pleasure is a band from Portland, Oregon. Blending soul, funk and jazz with a street edge, they became a cult group on the underground black music scene of the late s. They are perhaps best known for their hit, "Glide" from the album Future Now.
After the spate of obituaries and articles, is there anything left to learn about the man who turned personal computing into a pleasure — and then a necessity — for so many of us? In a word, yes. In Steve JobsWalter Isaacson pictured below — the former editor of Time who has previously written biographies of Einstein and Franklin — has given us a nuanced portrait of the brilliant, mercurial, complicated genius who rethought and reimagined computers, movies, phones, music, and tablet computers.
The same can be said of art. It is a kind of inner current in a human being, or something which needs no definition. Few artists can boast of having changed the course of art history in the way that Marcel Duchamp did. By challenging the very notion of what is art, his first readymades sent shock waves across the art world that can still be felt today.
His first connection with Chirkland came inwhen he was granted the lands of Llywelyn Fychancomprising the area around Chirk, the practical effect of the grant being to set up in his favour a new marcher lordship of Chirk. He was called upon to play a conspicuous part in the attempts to suppress the rebellion of Rhys ap Maredudd, lord of Ystrad Tywi In July he was requested to provide footmen, and in November and was again directed to take various measures against the rebellious lord.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. In DecemberMargaret Sanger, the American birth control activist and sex educator, visited Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi and had an absorbing conversation with him. Sanger was on an city trip to India, speaking with doctors and activists about birth control and the liberation of women.
The Belgian composer Wim Mertens born is an international recording and performing artist who has given countless concerts, as a soloist and with his ensemble, all over Europe, North and Central America, Japan, Thailand and in Russia. Leuven and Musicology at the R. Mertens is also the author of American Minimal Musicthe first book to deal in depth with the school of American repetitive music.
Annicerisflourished 4th and 3rd centuries bcGreek philosopher who was drawn to the ideas of the Cyrenaic school of philosophyfounded by Aristippusand to its basically hedonistic outlook. Anniceris dedicated himself to reviving some of the original principles of the school. During his lifetime the Cyrenaic school was undergoing a transformation, and two key figures responsible for this change were Theodorus and Hegesias.
Ursula Haines later took over as choirmistress and ran the choir for several years with the help of her piano accompanist Kath Sainsbury. They also began to perform more regularly in a number of different locations. Jon initially worked with Rosemary Hensor as accompanist, but she has now retired from The Pleasure Singers, and Mark Reeves will return to accompany the choir from Septemberwith Jon still in post as Musical Director. Rosemary will, however still be on hand as deputy accompanist as and when required!