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9780739109311

Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth The First Amendment Freedoms in Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism

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    9780739109311

  • ISBN10:

    0739109316

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-11-11
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Summary

Dry examines the U.S. Supreme Court's treatment of the First Amendment freedoms of religion and speech against the founding of the American Constitution and its philosophical underpinnings.

Author Biography

Murray Dry is Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1(14)
Part I Religious Freedom and Freedom of Speech in the American Founding
15(64)
The American Founding and the Puritan Origins
19(13)
Religious Freedom and Freedom of Speech in the State Constitutions of the Confederation Period
32(20)
The Federal Constitution and the Bill of Rights
52(13)
The Postfounding Debate on Freedom of Speech: The Sedition Act, the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, and the Virginia Report
65(14)
Part II The First Amendment Freedoms in Political Philosophy
79(66)
Ancient Political Philosophy: Plato, Aristotle, Thucydides
81(14)
Seventeenth-Century Political Philosophy: Bacon, Hobbes, Milton, Locke, and Spinoza
95(25)
Montesquieu's Constitution of Liberty: The Spirit of the Laws
120(13)
John Stuart Mill's On Liberty
133(12)
Part III The Supreme Court's Treatment of Freedom of Speech and Religious Freedom
145(138)
Freedom of Speech
147(2)
Seditious Libel and Fifty Years of ``Clear and Present Danger'': From Schenck to Brandenburg
149(16)
The Preferred Position Doctrine and the Categorical Approach to Freedom of Speech: Libel
165(13)
The Increased Protection for ``Fighting Words'' and Other ``Offensive Speech'': Obscenity, Pornography, and Commercial Speech
178(23)
Money and Speech and the Public Forum (or Time, Place, and Manner) Doctrine
201(20)
Religious Freedom and the Constitution
219(2)
The Free Exercise Clause
221(21)
The Establishment Clause: I
242(24)
The Establishment Clause: II
266(17)
Conclusion 283(8)
Bibliography 291(8)
Index 299(10)
About the Author 309

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