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The pursuit of happiness in the founding era : an intellectual history, Carli N. Conklin

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The pursuit of happiness in the founding era : an intellectual history
Title
The pursuit of happiness in the founding era
Title remainder
an intellectual history
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Carli N. Conklin
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Scholars have long debated the meaning of happiness, yet have tended to define it narrowly, missing its larger context. They have focused on a single intellectual tradition, most commonly the political philosophy of Locke, and on the use of the term within a single text, the Declaration of Independence. Carli Conklin considers happiness across a variety of intellectual traditions, and focuses on its usage in two key legal texts of the Founding Era: Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, as well as the Declaration. In so doing, she makes several contributions to the fields of early American intellectual and legal history"--
  • "This work is an intellectual history of the pursuit of happiness. Scholars have long debated the meaning of the term, yet have tended to define it too narrowly, missing its larger context. They have focused on a single intellectual tradition, most commonly the political philosophy of Locke, and on the use of the term within a single text, the Declaration of Independence. The present work considers the term across a variety of intellectual traditions, and focuses on its usage in two key legal texts of the Founding Era: Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England as well as the Declaration. In so doing, it makes several contributions to the fields of early American intellectual and legal history"--
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1975-
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Conklin, Carli N.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541
LC item number
.C553 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in constitutional democracy
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  • Locke, John
  • Blackstone, William
  • Locke, John
  • United States.
  • United States.
  • Constitutional history
  • Separation of powers
  • Political science
  • Democracy
  • Constitutional history
  • Democracy
  • Political science
  • Separation of powers
  • United States
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The pursuit of happiness in the founding era : an intellectual history, Carli N. Conklin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-230) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Textual context : placement, drafting, and structure
  • "No new ideas" : four strands of founding era thought
  • Intermingling of the four strands
  • Convergence of the four strands : the pursuit of happiness
  • Part III : The
  • Pursuit of happiness : a private right and a public duty
  • A
  • Single definition with dual applications
  • Improvement and perfection from the Commentaries forward
  • Conclusion -- Appendices. I.
  • Introduction -- Part I : The
  • Historiography of William Blackstone and the Commentaries
  • II.
  • Historiography of the pursuit of happiness in the Declaration of Independence
  • III.
  • Blackstone's Commentaries, Introduction, Section the Second, Of the Nature of Laws in General,
  • pp. 38-44 -- IV.
  • Jefferson's "original rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson's, John Adams's, and Benjamin Franklin's edits included, as reconstructed by Carl Becker
  • V. The
  • Declaration of Independence with Edits by the Continental Congress Marked, as reconstructed by Carl Becker
  • VI. The
  • Pursuit of happiness in Blackstone's commentaries on the laws of England
  • Declaration of Independence, a transcript from the National Archives
  • Placement and purpose : a new science of jurisprudence
  • An
  • Enlightenment epistemology : Anglican theology and Scottish common sense philosophy
  • Improvement and perfection of the common law : history and architecture
  • Part II : The
  • Pursuit of happiness in the Declaration of Independence
Control code
1056781255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780826221858
Lccn
2018043085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056781255
Label
The pursuit of happiness in the founding era : an intellectual history, Carli N. Conklin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Textual context : placement, drafting, and structure
  • "No new ideas" : four strands of founding era thought
  • Intermingling of the four strands
  • Convergence of the four strands : the pursuit of happiness
  • Part III : The
  • Pursuit of happiness : a private right and a public duty
  • A
  • Single definition with dual applications
  • Improvement and perfection from the Commentaries forward
  • Conclusion -- Appendices. I.
  • Introduction -- Part I : The
  • Historiography of William Blackstone and the Commentaries
  • II.
  • Historiography of the pursuit of happiness in the Declaration of Independence
  • III.
  • Blackstone's Commentaries, Introduction, Section the Second, Of the Nature of Laws in General,
  • pp. 38-44 -- IV.
  • Jefferson's "original rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson's, John Adams's, and Benjamin Franklin's edits included, as reconstructed by Carl Becker
  • V. The
  • Declaration of Independence with Edits by the Continental Congress Marked, as reconstructed by Carl Becker
  • VI. The
  • Pursuit of happiness in Blackstone's commentaries on the laws of England
  • Declaration of Independence, a transcript from the National Archives
  • Placement and purpose : a new science of jurisprudence
  • An
  • Enlightenment epistemology : Anglican theology and Scottish common sense philosophy
  • Improvement and perfection of the common law : history and architecture
  • Part II : The
  • Pursuit of happiness in the Declaration of Independence
Control code
1056781255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780826221858
Lccn
2018043085
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056781255

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