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A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

by Roger Scruton

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Overview

Roger Scruton's classic work on conservatism, reissued for a new political moment.

Over the past twenty years, Roger Scruton has been developing a conservative view of human beings, society and culture. In the book his arguments are recommendations with the aim of convincing the reader that rumors of the death of Western civilization 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 Scruton 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: 9781472965226
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Edition description: New
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 286,887
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sir Roger Scruton is widely seen as one of the greatest conservative thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and a polymath who wrote a wide array of fiction, non-fiction and reviews. He was the author of over fifty books.
A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, Scruton was Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London; University Professor at Boston University, and a visiting professor at Oxford University. He was one of the founders of the Salisbury Review, contributed regularly to The Spectator, The Times and the Daily Telegraph and was for many years wine critic of the New Statesman. Sir Roger Scruton died in January 2020.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Conserving Nations

Conserving Nature

Eating our Friends

Dying Quietly

Meaningful Marriage

Extinguishing the Light

Religion and Enlightenment

The Totalitarian Temptation
Newspeak and Eurospeak
The Nature of Evil
Eliot and Conservatism

Acknowledgements
Name Index
Subject Index

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