Jeremy Bentham, jurist and political reformer, is the philosopher whose name is most closely associated with the foundational era of the modern utilitarian tradition.
of pleasure Calculus
Nonsense upon Stilts and other Writings on the French Revolution , ed. Effingham Wilson. Panopticon 9. In the process he consciously allied himself with the more progressive elements of the Enlightenment and made plain the intellectual influences that shaped his thought, notably Bacon, Locke, Hume, and the French philosophes. The units of measurements used in the felicific calculus may be termed hedons and dolors.
In these works he brought to bear with telling scepticism his reasoning on logic, language and ontology from the same period —43, VIII, —; Crimmins Dover Publications,