Uncovering the Constitution's Moral Design

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Rejecting the standard approach of the intellectual historian, DeHart applies the method of inference to the best explanation to ascertaining our Constitution's moral meaning. He distinguishes the Constitution's intention from the subjective intentions of the framers, teasing out presuppositions that the document makes about the nature of sovereignty, the common good, natural law, and natural rights. He then argues that the Constitution constrains popular sovereignty in a way that entails a real common good, transcendent of ...

Uncovering the Constitution's Moral Design 2017, University of Missouri

ISBN-13: 9780826221308

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Uncovering the Constitution's Moral Design 2007, University of Missouri

ISBN-13: 9780826217608

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