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The constitution & the pride of reason

Author: Steven D Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Observing that standard accounts of constitutional law - both the "conservative" and "liberal" varieties - have lost their power to illuminate, The Constitution and the Pride of Reason explores how constitutional law hangs together (and how it falls apart) by investigating the perennial claim that the Constitution and its interpretation somehow embody a commitment to governance by "reason". What does this claim  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven D Smith
ISBN: 0195117476 9780195117479
OCLC Number: 36307911
Description: xiii, 203 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Constitution of Reason --
The Founders' Reason and the Legal Constitution --
Reason in Modern Constitutional Discourse --
Epilogue: The Constitution of Babel.
Other Titles: Constitution and the pride of reason
Responsibility: Steven D. Smith.
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Has constitutional law become merely the confused but self-important incantations of a secular priesthood? The Pride of Reason offers an iconoclastic assessment of American constitutionalists from  Read more...

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"Terrific....This book will make a much more significant and lasting contribution to the field of constitutional theory than many recent books that have received considerable attention."--Larry Read more...

 
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