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Title: Authoritarian conservative views on human nature, morality, sexuality, religion and the state
Author: Wendelken, David Ritchie
ISNI:       0000 0001 3565 9241
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 1996
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The thesis is focused on contemporary conservative thought, examining the work of those writers often termed authoritarian\cultural conservatives. In particular it examines the philosophy of Roger Scruton and those theorists associated with The Salisburv Review, together with their historical antecedents e. g. Burke and Hegel. The thesis-attempts to uncover whether these writers are united in a single project, and what the purpose of this project is. Because cultural conservatism emphasises the importance of political traditions and cultural forms, the question asked is whether it approximates to a relativistic political philosophy, or if instead there are certain universal or general values it wishes to defend, together with the methods available for this task. The thesis also examines the effect that these theoretical arguments are having on social policy discussions. The thesis examines the areas of human nature, morality, sexuality, and religion. and their consequences for politics.
Supervisor: Plant, Raymond Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Political science