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Conservatism


Conservatism. Edited by: Beckstein, Martin; Cheneval, Francis (2016). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Abstract

This special issue is motivated by the observation that conservatism plays a marginal role in contemporary philosophy even though it appears to be of considerable importance in moral, social, and political reality. One reason for this neglect is that defenders of conservatism have often refrained from articulating their arguments in a language that is acceptable to and understandable by analytically -trained philosophers. The contributions of this special issue show that conservatism can profitably be approached from the point of view of analytic philosophy. Many of them are indebted to Jerry Cohen’s (2012) seminal paper on conservative value, which develops a sophisticated justification of what Oakeshott (1991) called the disposition to be conservative.

Abstract

This special issue is motivated by the observation that conservatism plays a marginal role in contemporary philosophy even though it appears to be of considerable importance in moral, social, and political reality. One reason for this neglect is that defenders of conservatism have often refrained from articulating their arguments in a language that is acceptable to and understandable by analytically -trained philosophers. The contributions of this special issue show that conservatism can profitably be approached from the point of view of analytic philosophy. Many of them are indebted to Jerry Cohen’s (2012) seminal paper on conservative value, which develops a sophisticated justification of what Oakeshott (1991) called the disposition to be conservative.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:10 Mar 2017 07:27
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 07:28
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Series Name:The Monist
Volume:99
Number of Pages:333
ISSN:0026-9662
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/monist/onw008
Official URL:http://www.themonist.com/
Related URLs:http://www.recherche-portal.ch/ZAD:default_scope:ebi01_prod010845201 (Library Catalogue)

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