A Political Philosophy


Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group


Language: English | Number of Pages: 214 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0826496156 | Isbn-13: 9780826496157 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

Also available as: Hardcover

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Book Description
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.