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Single Idea 3778

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / e. General will]

Full Idea

The interest of the community is the sum of the interests of the several members who compose it.

Gist of Idea

The community's interest is a sum of individual interests

Source

Jeremy Bentham (Intro to Principles of Morals and Legislation [1789], I.4)

Book Reference

Mill,John Stuart: 'Utilitarianism (including On Liberty etc)', ed/tr. Warnock,Mary [Fontana 1962], p.35