The Flexible Constitution - An Interview

10 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2013 Last revised: 10 Apr 2013

Date Written: April 1, 2013

Abstract

This is an interview with the author of the Flexible Constitution. It provides a brief summary of the book in conversational format. The book presents a new Wittgensteinian understanding of Constitutional Law and provides the most thorough philosophic critique of originalism. The book explains why originalism is an inherently flawed system of belief and why the Constitution is so flexible. The book explores new models of interpretation and ultimately concludes that constitutionality is an artisan judgment that can be rendered only by experts.

Keywords: Originalism, constitution, Wittgenstein, Dworkin, philosophy of law, language, connoisseur

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Sean, The Flexible Constitution - An Interview (April 1, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2243254 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2243254

Sean Wilson (Contact Author)

Wright State University ( email )

Department of Political Science
306 Millett Hall
Dayton, OH
United States
(937) 775-2942 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://drwilson.squarespace.com/

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