The American Constitution and the Debate over Originalism

The American Constitution and the Debate over Originalism

by Dennis J. Goldford
     
 

It presents an innovative account of the democratic legitimacy and binding capacity of the Constitution.See more details below

Overview

It presents an innovative account of the democratic legitimacy and binding capacity of the Constitution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521607797
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The politics of originalism; 2. The concept of a living constitution; 3. Interpretivism and originalism; 4. The paradox of originalism; 5. The problem of objectivity; 6. The epistemology of constitutional discourse (I); 7. The epistemology of constitutional discourse (II); 8. The ontology of constitutional discourse (I); 9. The ontology of constitutional discourse (II); 10. Conclusion: the political character of constitutional discourse; Index.

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