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978-0-521-60779-7 / 0521607795

The American Constitution and the Debate over Originalism

by Goldford, Dennis J.

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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About the book:

Located at the intersection of law, political science, philosophy, and literary theory, this book explores the nature of American constitutional interpretation through a reconsideration of the long-standing debate between the interpretive theories of originalism and nonoriginalism. It traces that debate to a particular set of premises about the nature of language, interpretation, and objectivity, premises that raise the specter of unconstrained, unstructured constitutional interpretation that has haunted contemporary constitutional theory.