Includes links to full-text versions of many of Bentham's writings.
The cabinet contains Bentham's preserved skeleton, dressed in his own clothes, and surmounted by a wax head. Bentham requested that his body be preserved in this way in his will made shortly before his death on 6 June 1832.
Bentham also suggested a procedure to mechanically estimate the moral status of any action, which he called the felicific calculus.
He formulated the principle of utility, which approves of an action in so far as an action has an overall tendency to promote the greatest amount of happiness.
Bentham advocates the decriminalization of' sodomy, which in his day was punished by hanging. He argues that homosexual acts do not 'weaken' men, or threaten population or marriage, and documents their prevalence in ancient Greece and Rome.