The Republic: The Jeffersonian Idea In The 21st Century

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Philosophia (2010) 38:41–55 DOI 10.1007/s11406-009-9210-8 Playing at Being Gods Antoni Abad i Ninet Received: 8 December 2008 / Revised: 19 May 2009 / Accepted: 28 May 2009 / Published online: 30 June 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2009 Abstract The present article commences analyzing the origins and influences of the religious discourse on the configuration of the modern constitutional discourse and the contributions of the jus-positivism in the consolidation of this sacred-civil language. The second issue is the definition of the U.S. Constitution as a mixed and not as a democratic constitution, with regard to the influences of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Polybius to the Drafters of the first modern constitutional…show more content…
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