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2015 | 4 | 3 | 187-207
Article title

THE COMMON SENSE AMERICAN REPUBLIC: THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF JAMES WILSON (1742–1798)

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Abstracts
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James Wilson (1742–1798), lawyer, Justice of the first Supreme Court of the United States, and Constitutional Framer argued, as did Étienne Gilson, that a citizenry who have adopted philosophical skepticism will lose their political freedom, as self-rule requires that citizens be able to reason rightly about the natural law. He advocated a common sense philosophical education in natural law for all lawyers, so that they might know the first principles of moral reasoning.
Year
Volume
4
Issue
3
Pages
187-207
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2015-09-30
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  • Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA USA
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Issue Theme: "Renewing the West: Religion, Atheism, and Common Sense." Guest Editor of the Issue: Tomasz Kopiczko
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Publication order reference
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2300-0066
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bwmeta1.element.desklight-d0356cb8-2c98-42b8-b45e-a1f56da1df50
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