Beyond the Constitution / Edition 1

Beyond the Constitution / Edition 1

by Hadley Arkes
     
 

"No thinker today brings greater intellectual verve and subtlety to delineating the connections between law and moral judgment than Hadley Arkes."—Richard John Neuhaus, President, Institute for Religion and Public Life

"The most significant work on the Constitution in the decade since John Ely's Democracy and Distrust . . . .Beyond the

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"No thinker today brings greater intellectual verve and subtlety to delineating the connections between law and moral judgment than Hadley Arkes."—Richard John Neuhaus, President, Institute for Religion and Public Life

"The most significant work on the Constitution in the decade since John Ely's Democracy and Distrust . . . .Beyond the Constitution is 'must' reading."—Gerard V. Bradley, University of Illinois, College of Law

"That whose soul is brevity has been bestowed on Hadley Arkes in abundance . . . . [The] founding fathers would recognize in Arkes a kindred spirit. Here erudition and common sense are combined and bad arguments get what they deserve. One is reminded of Aristotle's definition of wit—well-bred insolence."—Ralph McInerny, University of Notre Dame

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691025544
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/08/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,489,745
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.74(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
1Introduction3
2The "Reasoning Spirit" of the Constitution21
3Moving Beyond the Text40
4On the Dangers of a Bill of Rights: Restating the Federalist Argument58
5Life among the Clauses81
6The Sweep of Civil Rights and the Maze of Federalism112
7On the Art of "Incorporating" Rights150
8Incriminations: Self, and Others173
9Neonates and Reprobates: The Reach of a Government Competent to Its Ends206
Notes249
Index273

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