America and Enlightenment Constitutionalism

America and Enlightenment Constitutionalism

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349533626
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/25/2007
Series: Studies of the Americas
Edition description: 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Johnathan O'Neill is Assistant Professor of History at Georgia Southern University, and the author of Originalism in American Law and Politics: A Constitutional History (2005).Gary McDowell is Professor, Jepson School of Leadership, University of Richmond.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Gary L. McDowell &Johnathan O'Neill Part I: Enlightenment Philosophy and Constitutionalism Recovering (From) Enlightenment? - Steven D. Smith The Positivization of Natural Rights - Martin Loughlin Epicureanism and the Enlightenment - Frederick Rosen Preface to Liberalism: Locke's First Treatise and the Bible - Robert Faulkner Montesquieu and the Constitution of Liberty - Paul A. Rahe Part II: The Enlightenment and the Constitution in America The American Enlightenment - Gordon S. Wood Enlightenment and Experience: The Virginia Constitution of 1776 - Colin Bonwick Nation-Making and the American Constitutional Process - J.R. Pole Ticklish Experiments: The Paradox of American Constitutionalism - Jack Rakove James Madison and the Idea of Fundamental Law - C. Bradley Thompson

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