PERIPATETIC PARTS I
head was stolen by a group of phrenologists at the time of his burial in 1809.
It later turned up in the Vienna Academy of music where it was displayed in a glass case.
It was rejoined with his remains in 1954.
coffin was exhumed in 1899 for internment in Madrid. It was discovered to have a companion skeleton.
The two skeletons shared a single head, which is an awkward way of saying one of the skeletons was missing his or her’s.
It was never determined who the second occupant was nor why only one head was among the remains.
The bones were all buried together
in the confidence that God would sort the matter out.
final orders concerned the disposition of his body following his intended suicide.
Fearing that his remains would be abused (or put on website display), he ordered his body burned.
His skull fragments were collected by Russians and are displayed below.
believed his remains would best be served on display in a glass case at University College, London. He left a considerable endowment to the University on the condition that he be allowed to attend all future board meetings and monitor the disposition of the endowment. He is the father of the philosophy of Utilitarianism.
The utility of his final request remains in question.
Philosophy in a Box: