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The American founding and the social compact

Author: Ronald J Pestritto; Thomas G West
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work emphasizes the coherence and intelligibility of the social compact theory which, in spite of the partisan politics of the founding period, was one of the founders' unifying philosophical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Pestritto; Thomas G West
ISBN: 0739106643 9780739106648 0739106651 9780739106655
OCLC Number: 51726670
Description: xi, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Locke on the social compact: an overview / Peter C. Myers --
Social compact, common law, and the American amalgam: the contribution of William Blackstone / Michael Zuckert --
Hume, historical inheritance, and the problem of founding / Bradley C.S. Watson --
The political theory of the Declaration of Independence / Thomas G. West --
Thomas Jefferson and the social compact / Jean M. Yarbrourgh --
From subjects to citizens: the social compact of origins of American citizenship / Edward J. Erler --
Alexander Hamilton and the grand strategy of the American social compact / Karl Walling --
John Adams' "Hobbism" / John Paytner --
Benjamin Franklin and the theory of social compact / Steven Forde.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald J. Pestritto and Thomas G. West.

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