Playing at being Gods

Antoni Abat Ninet

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The present article commences analyzing the origins and influences of the religious discourse on the configuration of the modern constitutional discourse and the contributions of the jus-positivism in the consolidation of this sacred-civil language. The second issue is the definition of the U.S. Constitution as a mixed and not as a democratic constitution, with regard to the influences of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Polybius to the Drafters of the first modern constitutional text; stability and equilibrium took preference over democracy in a wide sense. I also analyze how the Drafter's decision has conditioned the modern constitutional system up to the present.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationPhilosophia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


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