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Author: Robert E. Statham Jr.
ISBN13: 978-0761811114
Title: The Constitution of Public Philosophy: Toward a Synthesis of Freedom and Responsibility in Postmodern America
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Publisher: UPA (May 19, 1998)
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The Constitution of Public Philosophy: Toward a Synthesis of Freedom and Responsibility in Postmodern America by Robert E. Statham Jr.



Robert Statham Jr. finished his studies at Brigham Young University, earning Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. In 1989 he received Master of Arts from California State University, Sacramento. Mr. Statham graduated from University of Nevada, from which he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in 1993. From 1990 to 1992 Mr. Statham served as an instructor in political science at College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. Between 1992 and 1993 he held the post of an instructor in political science at University of Nevada, Reno

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America, and the postmodern West in particular, are experiencing a moral and intellectual crisis, according to E. Robert Statham, Jr. In The Constitution of Public Philosophy, Statham argues that Walter Lippman was correct in locating this crisis in the impoverished nature of public philosophy, and he attempts to constitute a role for reason in contemporary America.

The work exposes the failure of America's political scientists to acknowledge and understand this alarming crisis in the American body politic.

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toward a synthesis of freedom and responsibility in postmodern America Author: E. Robert Statham Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer ISBN: . Category: History Page: 182 View: 1419. Continue Reading →. America, and the postmodern West in particular, are experiencing a moral and intellectual crisis, according to E. In The Constitution of Public Philosophy, Statham argues that Walter Lippman was correct in locating this crisis in the impoverished nature of public philosophy, and he attempts to constitute a role for reason in contemporary America

The United States Constitution is the highest law of the United States of America. It was signed on September 17, 1787 by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Later, it was put into effect, or ratified, by representatives of the people of the first 13 states. When nine of the states ratified the document, they created a union of sovereign states, and a federal government for that union. That government started on March 4, 1789, taking the place of the Articles of Confederation.

The oldest written national constitution in use, the Constitution defines the principal organs of government and their jurisdictions and the basic rights of citizens. For a list of amendments to the . Constitution, see below. The Constitution was written during the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by 55 delegates to a Constitutional Convention that was called ostensibly to amend the Articles of Confederation (1781–89), the country’s first written constitution. The Constitution was the product of political compromise after long and often rancorous debates over issues such as states’ rights, representation, and slavery. Their work, written under the pseudonym Publius and collected and published in book form as The Federalist (1788), became a classic exposition and defense of the Constitution.

The Constitution consists of the Preamble and seven articles. Twenty-seven amendments have been added to its original text. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were added in a group in 1791, as a result of growing popular demands. Freedom of enterprise in practice means freedom of the wealthy to profit at the expense of the workingman. Words and expressions. Thus, all governments in America have the dual character of both Federal and state Government. The basic principle of all American government is the separation of the three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. Each branch of government holds a certain degree of power over the other (the system of checks and balances), and all take part in the governmental process.

America, and the postmodern West in particular, are experiencing a moral and intellectual crisis, according to E. Robert Statham, Jr. In The Constitution of Public Philosophy, Statham argues that Walter Lippman was correct in locating this crisis in the impoverished nature of public philosophy, and he attempts to constitute a role for reason in contemporary America. Statham suggests that the negative rule of law via a written constitution requires the positive rule of reason, or political philosophy, in order to flourish. He explores the tradition of reason in postmodern America, and argues that since Plato was correct in saying that philosophers should rule if justice is to be obtained, in a constitutional order philosophers rule indirectly by teaching citizens to rule themselves. This is an important contribution to the literature on political philosophy and American constitutionalism.