Philosophy, The Federalist, and the Constitution
Oxford University Press, 1987 - 273 páginas
In 1787, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote "The Federalist" to defend and rally support for the ratification of the Constitution. In "Philosophy, 'The Federalist', and the Constitution", Morton White presents a comprehensive analysis 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, theory of history, psychology, metaphysics, theory of action, and ethics used by Hamilton, Madison, and Jay in their defense of the Constitution and accepted by other founding fathers. A thorough comprehension of these ideas, White maintains, it is necessary if we are to understand fully "The Federalist" itself. "Philosophy, 'The Federalist', and the Constitution" provides a unique and penetrating view of the beliefs of those who helped launch the American republic. -- From publisher's description.
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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
A fantastic review of the philosophical background to the Federalist Papers and the Constitution. A must-read for anyone interested in studying The Federalist Papers and gaining insight into the intellectual traditions that shaped the Constitution.