Philosophy of the United States: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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GORDON L. ANDERSON


PHILOSOPHY
OF THE
UNITED STATES
Life, Liberty, and the
Pursuit of Happiness

PARAGON HOUSE ♦ ST. PAUL

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Paragon Issues in Philosophy iv
  • The Paragon Issues in Philosophy Series v
  • Title Page vii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Part I - A Tale of Two Empires 1
  • 1: The Rise of Empires on a Foundation of Justice 3
  • 2: Maintaining the Empires of Babylon and Rome 17
  • 3: Thoughts After the Roman Empire 43
  • Part II - The American Experiment 63
  • 4: God, Religion, and the State 65
  • 5: The Formation of the United States 91
  • Part III - Unplanned Developments 107
  • 6: Checks and Balances on Political Power 109
  • 7: Regulating Financial Power 131
  • 8: Universal Education 167
  • 9: Social Welfare 193
  • 10: The United States and the World 213
  • Conclusion: Philosophy and Legitimacy of the United States 245
  • Appendices 257
  • The Declaration of Independence 259
  • The United States Constitution 263
  • Amendments to the Constitution 276
  • Notes 299
  • Selected Bibliography 313
  • Index 317
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