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Filangieri, Franklin and the right to the pursuit of happiness
Journal Title: SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA) 
Author/s: Romina Amicolo 
Year:  2014 Issue: 49 Language: Italian 
Pages:  9 Pg. 125-133 FullText PDF:  94 KB
DOI:  10.3280/LAS2014-049010
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The relationship between Filangieri and Franklin points out a double political influence: on the one hand, Jefferson’s political and social thought influenced Filangieri’s work The science of legislation; on the other, the Neapolitan Philosopher’s way of thinking contributed to the political and legal foundations of the United States of America. The decline of «abthe right to the pursuit of happiness» was not caused by the excessive subjectivity of happiness and its lack of fixity and certainty. In fact, the disappearance of the right to the pursuit of happiness has been a consequence of the reduction of the «abcivil society» in a «commercial society». This way, economics lost its ‘civil’ characterization

Romina Amicolo, Filangieri, Franklin and the right to the pursuit of happiness in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 49/2014, pp. 125-133, DOI:10.3280/LAS2014-049010

   

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