Contested Truths Keywords in American Politics since Independence

ISBN-10: 0674167112

ISBN-13: 9780674167117

Edition: 1987

Authors: Daniel T. Rodgers

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This is a witty, erudite, and original synthesis, which in spite of its brevity gives density and connectedness to two centuries of American political thought.
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Book details

List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Tudor Parfitt is Research Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs and President Navon Professor of Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies at Florida International University and Emeritus Professor of Modern Jewish Studies in the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.Daniel T. Rodgers is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History at Princeton University.

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Words and Acts
Tools and Paradigms
Keywords
Utility
The Puzzling Failure of Jeremy Bentham
Antimetaphysics
Influence
Quicksands of Expediency
The Frame of Political Argument
Natural Rights
Declarations
A State of Nature
Delimiting Rights
Certain Political Rituals
Revival
The People
Mechanics and Majorities
Popular Sovereignty
Revolutionary Assemblies
The Identity of the People
Government
The Rhetoric of Counterrevolution
A Christian Party in Politics
Property Reconsidered
Human Rights and Sacred Obligations
The People Deposed
The State
Professional Political Science
Constitutional Law
The Grammar of a Profession
Webs of Contradiction
The Uses of an Abstraction
Interests
Highbrow and Lowbrow
The Common Good
Utilitarianism Redivivus
Empirical Political Science
The Disappearing Public
The Rhetoric of Realism
Epilogue
The Conflations of Freedom
Rights without Retrospection
Public Talk
Notes
Guide to Further Reading
Index
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