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September 21, 2007



Intrigued to read in the Marmoy article of 'Warburton's Anatomy Act of 1832'. Any relation?

Tim Crane

A good question. What is certainly true is that he was a man of considerable vanity. The document which goes along with the auto-icon contains the phrase 'if it should so happen that my friends and other disciples....'

virtual philosopher

Thanks for this Tim. Interesting use of language...'icon' like 'disciples' has a religious meaning. Was Bentham setting himself up as some kind of secular relic?


I have no answers to your questions but have some questions of my own concerning this fascinating auto-icon: where exactly is it located (which building, floor and so on)? And can anyone visiting University College London see it or is it locked away somewhere?

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