The Natural Rights Republic
Studies in the Foundation of the American Political Tradition
312 pages, 0.00 x 0.00
Paperback | 9780268014872 | March 1997
Hardcover | 9780268014803 | March 1997
In The Natural Rights Republic, renowned political theorist Michael P. Zuckert examines the natural rights philosophy as expressed in sources like the Declaration of Independence and aims to counter contemporary confusion by offering an insightful study of the concept that dominated the mindset of the founding generation of the United States.
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.
"Michael Zuckert is one of the best historians of all the political theorists writing on the American Revolution and its sources. Deeply thoughtful and profoundly learned, The Natural Rights Republic is a critically important book - the most successful yet in the contemporary effort to explain how several ways of thinking came together to create the unique amalgam of political ideas on which America was founded." ~Lance Banning, Department of History, University of Kentucky