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James Madison and Wm. Blackstone: Introducing ‘The Kinetic Becomes the New Semantic’
2 Our Constitutional Logic 453 (2014)
  • Peter J. Aschenbrenner, Purdue University
Abstract
Wm. Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England achieved instant best-seller status in the United Kingdom. Blackstone’s 676,020 words overwhelms, in volume, James Madison’s 5,818 words devoted to the debate over Hamilton’s proposed Bank of the United States in 1791, the outcome of which went against Madison. It would be hard to find two less likely candidates for apples-to-apples comparison than the nascently academic Blackstone and the programmatic Madison. Our Constitutional Logic investigates
Keywords
  • divine providence,
  • meaning,
  • precedents
Publication Date
April, 2014
Citation Information
Peter J. Aschenbrenner. "James Madison and Wm. Blackstone: Introducing ‘The Kinetic Becomes the New Semantic’" 2 Our Constitutional Logic 453 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter_aschenbrenner/238/