The Natural Rights Republic: Studies in the Foundation of the American Political Tradition

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University of Notre Dame Press, 1996 - Law - 298 pages
In The Natural Rights Republic, political theorist Michael Zuckert counters contemporary confusion by offering an insightful study of the concept that dominated the mindset of the founding generation, the natural rights philosophy. Zuckert offers a new treatment of the theme of self-evident truths and further plumbs the depths of the natural rights philosophy by examining Jefferson's Notes on Virginia and related writings.

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Contents

PART I
7
On the Declaration of Independence
13
Natural Rights and the Question of SelfEvidence
41
Copyright

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Michael P. Zuckert is Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Natural Rights and the New Republicanism and Launching Liberalism: On Lockean Political Philosophy.

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