Title

The Influence of Hume on American Public Administration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1997

Publication Title

Journal of Management History

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.

Volume

3

Issue

3

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