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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Love is the answer ... and you know that for sure.

As a constitutional theorist, I've spent most of my scholarly life immersed in analytic philosophy--things like Wittgenstein, Frege, and Quine--and I find that can be a little hard on the spirit sometimes.   So much so that my last piece on moral sentimentalism and constitutional structure (which I'll shamelessly self-promote) was a renewing and refreshing experience--especially as my wife and I have adopted a newborn boy relatively late in life.  Suffice it to say, the Beatles had it right, and--Wittgenstein notwithstanding--I know that for sure.

If you're interested in the sentimentalist underpinnings of American popular sovereignty and their implications for constitutional interpretation, take a look at the draft and send me your thoughts.  And, in any case, Happy New Year, God Bless, and thanks to Howard and the gang for hosting me again this year.

Posted by Ian Bartrum on December 31, 2015 at 08:30 PM | Permalink


Congratulations on your new addition! I look forward to reading your article.

Posted by: Scott Maravilla | Jan 1, 2016 8:35:14 AM

Happy New Year, Ian, and deep congrats on the adoption! Not that I'll be of much help to you, but I'm looking forward to your paper...

Posted by: Chris Lund | Dec 31, 2015 10:25:27 PM

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