According to the letters that we can read, some people seem to think that the name listed might be Jeremy Bentham. Jeremy Bentham is the name of a philosopher, similar to John Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Mikhail Bakunin, etc. Someone on the island could have the alias of Jeremy Bentham, or something similar…but I doubt it. I think that we have not met this person yet.
Furthermore, I also think that this person is “Jacob.”
Jeremy Bentham, while alive, was a member of the Jacobin Club. Bentham also proposed the idea for the Panopticon, a type of prison.
“The concept of the design is to allow an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) prisoners without the prisoners being able to tell if they are being observed or not, thus conveying a “sentiment of an invisible omniscience.” In his own words, Bentham described the Panopticon as “a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example.”