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A case for conservatism, John Kekes

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A case for conservatism
Title
A case for conservatism
Statement of responsibility
John Kekes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In his recent book Against Liberalism, philosopher John Kekes argued that liberalism as a political system is doomed to failure by its internal inconsistencies. In this companion volume, he makes a compelling case for conservatism as the best alternative. His is the first systematic description and defense of the basic assumptions underlying conservative thought
  • Conservatism, Kekes maintains, is concerned with the political arrangements that enable members of a society to live good lives. These political arrangements are based on skepticism about ideologies, pluralism about values, traditionalism about institutions, and pessimism about human perfectibility
  • The political morality of conservatism requires the protection of universal conditions of all good lives, social conditions that vary with societies, and individual conditions that reflect differences in character and circumstance. Good lives, according to Kekes, depend equally on pursuing possibilities that these conditions establish and on setting limits to their violations
  • Attempts to make political arrangements reflect these basic tenets of conservatism are unavoidably imperfect. Kekes concludes, however, that they represent a better hope for the future than any other possibility
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kekes, John
Index
index present
LC call number
JC573
LC item number
.K44 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conservatism
  • Conservatism
Label
A case for conservatism, John Kekes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Companion volume to the author's Against liberalism
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39217763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780801485527
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98008358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A case for conservatism, John Kekes
Publication
Note
Companion volume to the author's Against liberalism
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39217763
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780801485527
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
98008358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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