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Conservatism

O'Hara, Kieron

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ISBN 10: 1861898126 / ISBN 13: 9781861898128
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2011. 0th Edition. Hardcover. Kieron O'Hara gives a new account of what 'conservative' actually means, refashioning the traditional conservative philosophy for a modern age. He draws on the works of thinkers such as Edmund Burke and Adam Smith, philosophers from Plato to Ludwig Wittgenstein, and today's social commentators such as Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Jared Diamond. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: JPFM. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 222 x 139 x 35. Weight in Grams: 630. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781861898128

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Title: Conservatism

Publisher: Reaktion Books

Binding: Hardcover

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The term 'conservative' - denoting groups as diverse and incompatible as the religious right, libertarian free-marketeers and free-spending neocons - has been lost to politics. Yet the original conservative ideology, first developed in the eighteenth century by Edmund Burke, was concerned with managing change. Genuine conservatism has its own relevance in a complex and dynamic world where change is rapid, pervasive and dislocating. Conservatism transcends traditional politics, and has surprising applications - not least as the most appropriate and practical response to climate change. Conservatism by Kieron O'Hara is a revision of the traditional conservative philosophy for the modern age. It shows what a properly conservative ideology looks like today, and demonstrates that self-styled 'conservatives' actually promote damaging change in their own and other societies. Drawing on such great conservative thinkers as Burke and Adam Smith, philosophers ancient and modern from Plato to Wittgenstein, and today's social commentators such as Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Ulrich Beck and Jared Diamond, this outline of conservative philosophy lays bare our lack of understanding of our own societies, showing how risk pervades society and how it should be managed. It also proves that conservatism is distinct from neo-liberalism, neo-conservatism and the extreme positions of today's 'culture warriors'. O'Hara has written a complete and consistent description of a philosophy of change and innovation. His book shows how conservatism is an ideology sensitive to cultural differences between the US, Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and elsewhere, while highlighting the issues of technology, trust and privacy. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the history, and future, of political philosophy and social thought.

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?The core of his message is that conservatives need to rediscover the importance of skepticism in thought and pragmatism in action. . . . A compelling, and often persuasive, read . . . O?Hara neatly knocks on the head any idea that Conservative philosophy lacks relevance in today?s fast-changing world.??David Cameron, on "After Blair"
--David Cameron

"''Kieron O''Hara writes with panache, and brings clarity to a subject which most commentators misunderstand." --Mark Garnett, Lancaster University

--Mark Garnett

The core of his message is that conservatives need to rediscover the importance of skepticism in thought and pragmatism in action. . . . A compelling, and often persuasive, read . . . O Hara neatly knocks on the head any idea that Conservative philosophy lacks relevance in today s fast-changing world.
--David Cameron, on After Blair"

'Kieron O'Hara writes with panache, and brings clarity to a subject which most commentators misunderstand. Mark Garnett, Lancaster University
--Mark Garnett"

"The core of his message is that conservatives need to rediscover the importance of skepticism in thought and pragmatism in action. . . . A compelling, and often persuasive, read . . . O'Hara neatly knocks on the head any idea that Conservative philosophy lacks relevance in today's fast-changing world."
--David Cameron, on After Blair

"'Kieron O'Hara writes with panache, and brings clarity to a subject which most commentators misunderstand." --Mark Garnett, Lancaster University
--Mark Garnett

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