Philosophy, The Federalist, and the Constitution
Oxford University Press, 1989 M04 13 - 286 páginas
Here, Morton White presents the first synoptic view of the major philosophical ideas in The Federalist. Using the tools of philosophy and intellectual history, White extracts and examines the interlocking theory of knowledge, doctrine of normative ethics, psychology of motivation, and even metaphysics and theology, all of which were used in different degrees by the founding fathers in defense of the Constitution.
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The Federalist was a brilliant collection of connected political pamphlets, written
hastily in defense of a shrewdly drawn legal document. It was therefore very
different from works in what we usually call theoretical science or in philosophy.
... political science, the discipline of most concern to him. Virtually all of the
disciplines that I have labeled philosophical were employed by the authors of
The Federalist. They freely used terms that appeared in those disciplines—for
Hume on Reason and Experience in Science Unlike Beard, many commentators
on The Federalist who came after him have recognized how much influence
Hume exerted on Madison and Hamilton in political technology or science, but no
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On the eve of the 200th anniversary of The Federalist , Princeton philosopher White analyzes the arguments employed by Hamilton, Jay, and Madison to rally support for ratification of the Constitution ... Leer comentario completo
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