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Right here, Morton White offers the 1st synoptic view of the key philosophical rules within the Federalist. utilizing the instruments of philosophy and highbrow historical past, White extracts and examines the interlocking idea of data, doctrine of normative ethics, psychology of motivation, or even metaphysics and theology, all of that have been utilized in diverse levels via the founding fathers in safeguard of the structure.

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But it is one thing to say what will happen within an artificially constructed legal system and another to say what will happen in the world. Therefore, when Hamilton moves from a constitutional stipulation to a statement about the ease with which something will happen in the real world of politics, he would be required, according to a consistent Humeian, to regard the Constitution as obeyed in the real world. For that reason, Hume would not have regarded Hamilton's so-called mathematical demonstration of a political truth as a demonstration of a truth in what Hume would have called the experimental science of politics.

21 III THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE This page intentionally left blank 3 Using Abstract Reason in Morals and Politics Although I have been emphasizing up to now that Jay, Madison, and Hamilton were predominantly Humeian empiricists in their epistemology of political science and Lockeian rationalists in their views on morals, I believe there are signs of what I have called rationalism in their defense of political as opposed to moral truths. There are, I mean, places at which Hamilton maintains that he can demonstrate by abstract reasoning what Hume would have called a belief about political fact.

Therefore, when Hamilton moves from a constitutional stipulation to a statement about the ease with which something will happen in the real world of politics, he would be required, according to a consistent Humeian, to regard the Constitution as obeyed in the real world. For that reason, Hume would not have regarded Hamilton's so-called mathematical demonstration of a political truth as a demonstration of a truth in what Hume would have called the experimental science of politics. If Hamilton thought it was, then he was thinking in a manner that he often criticized in The Federalist, namely, confusing what is true "on parchment" with what is true of the political world itself.

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