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The Resource The political theory of the American founding : natural rights, public policy, and the moral conditions of freedom, Thomas G. West

The political theory of the American founding : natural rights, public policy, and the moral conditions of freedom, Thomas G. West

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The political theory of the American founding : natural rights, public policy, and the moral conditions of freedom
Title
The political theory of the American founding
Title remainder
natural rights, public policy, and the moral conditions of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Thomas G. West
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eng
Summary
This book provides a complete overview of the American Founders' political theory, covering natural rights, natural law, state of nature, social compact, consent, and the policy implications of these ideas. The book is intended as a response to the current scholarly consensus, which holds that the Founders' political thought is best understood as an amalgam of liberalism, republicanism, and perhaps other traditions. West argues that, on the contrary, the foundational documents overwhelmingly point to natural rights as the lens through which all politics is understood. The book explores in depth how the Founders' supposedly republican policies on citizen character formation do not contradict but instead complement their liberal policies on property and economics. Additionally, the book shows how the Founders' embraced other traditions in their politics, such as common law and Protestantism. --
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1945-
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West, Thomas G.
Dewey number
320.10973/09/033
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.U6
LC item number
W47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Political science
  • Constitutional history
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • USA.
  • Constitutional history
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • Political science
  • United States
  • Gründung
  • Naturrecht
  • Politische Theorie
  • Staat
  • USA
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The political theory of the American founding : natural rights, public policy, and the moral conditions of freedom, Thomas G. West
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Equality, natural rights, and the laws of nature -- The case against the natural rights founding -- Equality and natural rights misunderstood -- The founder's arguments for equality, natural rights, and natural law -- The state of nature -- The social compact and consent of the governed -- Natural rights and public policy -- Why government should support morality -- How government supports morality -- Sex and marriage in political theory and policy -- Cultivating public support for liberty and virtue -- What virtues should government promote? -- The founder's virtues : questions and clarifications -- The founder's understanding of property rights -- Private ownership -- Free markets -- Sound money -- The Hamilton-Jefferson quarrel -- Conclusion : justice, nobility, and the politics of natural rights
Control code
964377674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 420 pages
Isbn
9781316506035
Lccn
2017304618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964377674
Label
The political theory of the American founding : natural rights, public policy, and the moral conditions of freedom, Thomas G. West
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Equality, natural rights, and the laws of nature -- The case against the natural rights founding -- Equality and natural rights misunderstood -- The founder's arguments for equality, natural rights, and natural law -- The state of nature -- The social compact and consent of the governed -- Natural rights and public policy -- Why government should support morality -- How government supports morality -- Sex and marriage in political theory and policy -- Cultivating public support for liberty and virtue -- What virtues should government promote? -- The founder's virtues : questions and clarifications -- The founder's understanding of property rights -- Private ownership -- Free markets -- Sound money -- The Hamilton-Jefferson quarrel -- Conclusion : justice, nobility, and the politics of natural rights
Control code
964377674
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 420 pages
Isbn
9781316506035
Lccn
2017304618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964377674

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