Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

by Roger Scruton
     
 

Over the past twenty years, Roger Scruton has been developing a conservative view of human beings, society and culture. The tone of this book is positive and the arguments are recommendations with the aim of convincing the reader that rumours of the death of Western civilisation are greatly exaggerated. Much of our present self doubt, argues Scruton, is brought

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Over the past twenty years, Roger Scruton has been developing a conservative view of human beings, society and culture. The tone of this book is positive and the arguments are recommendations with the aim of convincing the reader that rumours of the death of Western civilisation are greatly exaggerated. Much of our present self doubt, argues Scruton, is brought about by the Darwinian theory of evolution. Darwin encourages us to see human emotion as a reproductive strategy. This is a perspective which Scurton attacks vehemently especially in its modern proponents- Desmond Morris and Richard Dawkins. This the author believes undermines the belief in freedom and the moral imperatives that stem from it.

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ISBN-13:
9780826496157
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,219,448
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

IntroductionConserving Nations
Conserving Nature
Eating our Friends
Dying Quietly
Meaningful Marriage
Extinguishing the Light
Religion and Enlightenment
The Totalitarian TemptationNewspeak and EurospeakThe Nature of EvilEliot and ConservatismAcknowledgementsName IndexSubject Index

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