A Culture of Rights: The Bill of Rights in Philosophy, Politics and Law 1791 and 1991

Michael James Lacey, Knud Haakonssen
Cambridge University Press, 1992 M11 27 - 474 páginas
Written by leading authorities in history, philosophy, jurisprudence and political theory, the essays in this volume provide new insights into the variable and changing contents of the rights thinking and consciousness that lie at the core of American political culture and shape its central political institutions. Based on the current state of scholarly understanding and intended to provide a fresh sense of orientation into the complexities of the separate topics covered, the studies focus on two distinct "moments" in the American experience: the eighteenth-century period of founding that produced the Bill of Rights as an element in the Constitutional settlement, and the contemporary moment, marked by a new historical consciousness of the difficulties of interpreting rights in changing contexts and thus by the continuing search for a properly grounded philosophical jurisprudence adequate to meet the ethical, social, and political conflicts of the present.

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For anyone seriously interested in understanding the American political founding and the evolution of our constitutional republic, A Culture of Rights is required reading. The impressive essays in ... Leer comentario completo

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From natural law to the rights of man a European perspective on American debates
The Bill of Rights and the American Revolutionary experience
Parchment barriers and the politics of rights
Rights and wrongs Jefferson slavery and philosophical quandaries
Practical philosophy and the Bill of Rights perspectives on some contemporary issues
The development of modern American legal theory and the judicial interpretation of the Bill of Rights
The British the Americans and rights
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
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