The Political Theory of The Federalist

The Political Theory of The Federalist

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In The Political Theory of a€œThe Federalist, a€ David F. Epstein offers a guide to the fundamental principles of American government as they were understood by the framers of the Constitution. Epstein here demonstrates the remarkable depth and clarity of The Federalista€™s argument, reveals its specifically political (not merely economic) view of human nature, and describes how and why the American regime combines liberal and republican values. a€œWhile it is a model of scholarly care and clarity, this study deserves an audience outside the academy. . . . David F. Epsteina€™s book is a fine demonstration of just how much a close reading can accomplish, free of any flights of theory or fancy references.a€a€”New Republic a€œEpsteina€™s strength lies in two aspects of his own approach. One is that he reads the text with uncommon closeness and sensitivity; the other is an extensive knowledge of the European political thought which itself forms an indispensable background to the minds of the authors.a€a€”Times Literary Supplement12-13) a€” Federalist 10a#39;s formulation, aquot;the public good and private rights, aquot; appears to be a comprehensive statement of ... of Representatives (52-61) Senate (62-66) Executive (67-77) Judiciary (78-83) Answers to objections (84) Conclusionanbsp;...

Title:The Political Theory of The Federalist
Author:David F. Epstein
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2008-11-15


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