Podcast: David Runciman on ‘Jeremy Bentham as Conspiracy Theorist’

Professor David Runciman: Jeremy Bentham as conspiracy theorist

On 4 November, Professor David Runciman visited the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life to speak on the subject of Jeremy Bentham and conspiracy theory.

The lecture explored what Bentham had to say about conspiracies real and imagined and how his ideas of conspiracy changed in line with his shifting view of democracy. It asked whether it makes sense to call Bentham a conspiracy theorist, and if so, what that tells us about the relationship between conspiracy theory and political theory.


You can listen to Professor Runciman’s talk here: