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The influence of Hume on American public administration

The influence of Hume on American public administration This article examines the influence of David Hume’s ideas on American public administration. Hume’s ideas have indirectly, via their impact on modern philosophy, encouraged both support for and criticism of empiricist approaches in public administration. Also Hume’s ideas on constitutionalism, because of their influence on the writings and designs of the founders of the Constitution, provide what is arguably his most important legacy for the practice of public administration. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management History (Archive) Emerald Publishing

The influence of Hume on American public administration

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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none
ISSN
1355-252X
DOI
10.1108/13552529710181596
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Abstract

This article examines the influence of David Hume’s ideas on American public administration. Hume’s ideas have indirectly, via their impact on modern philosophy, encouraged both support for and criticism of empiricist approaches in public administration. Also Hume’s ideas on constitutionalism, because of their influence on the writings and designs of the founders of the Constitution, provide what is arguably his most important legacy for the practice of public administration.

Journal

Journal of Management History (Archive)Emerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1997

Keywords: Constitutionalism; David Hume; Public administration

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