Jeremy Bentham

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Jeremy Bentham was the founder of utilitarianism, and one of the bright thinkers of the Enlightenment.

He advocated animal welfare on the basis of sentience. Also advocated various prison reforms, which led to the modern penitentiary, although Bentham himself lobbied unsuccessfully for the building of a panopticon.

When he died, he specified in his will that his body should be stuffed and wheeled out regularly for meetings of his college at Oxford. His body is still on display in a glass case at the college.