© 2001

The Meaning of Conservatism

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Roger Scruton
    Pages 4-16
  3. Roger Scruton
    Pages 17-37
  4. Roger Scruton
    Pages 38-63
  5. Roger Scruton
    Pages 64-86
  6. Roger Scruton
    Pages 87-110
  7. Roger Scruton
    Pages 111-126
  8. Roger Scruton
    Pages 127-147
  9. Roger Scruton
    Pages 148-173
  10. Roger Scruton
    Pages 174-181
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 182-206

About this book


First published in 1980, this contribution to political thought is a statement of the traditional conservative position. Roger Scruton challenges those who would regard themselves as conservatives, and also their opponents.


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About the authors

ROGER SCRUTON is an academic philosopher who has been Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College London and at Boston University, Massachusetts. He is a writer and journalist and has published over twenty books, including philosophy, political theory, criticism and novels.

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'...a marvellously lucid writer.' - Seamus Perry, Politics