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Philosophy, the Federalist, and the Constitution

Author: Morton White
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents the first synoptic view of the major philosophical ideas in "The Federalist". Using the tools of philosophy and intellectual history, it examines the theories and disciplines used  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; James Madison; James Madison; John Jay; Alexander (Politiker) Hamilton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Morton White
ISBN: 0195039114 9780195039115 0195059484 9780195059489
OCLC Number: 13329988
Description: xi, 273 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The role of philosophy in The Federalist --
Hume's experience and Locke's reason --
Using abstract reason in morals and politics --
Using experience and history in politics --
The causes of factions and the question of economic determinism --
The essence of ideal man and the nature of real men --
Reason, passion, and interest --
On the strength of different motives --
Motive, opportunity, and action: the principle of causality at work --
Combining and separating motives and opportunities --
The nonnaturalistic ethics of natural rights --
A philosophical map of The Federalist --
The Federalist and the Declaration of Independence compared.
Responsibility: Morton White.
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