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Główne idee konserwatyzmu
The main ideas of conservatism

Author(s): Karol Jasiński
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Philosophy, Political Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: conservatism; political reflection; community; equality; private property; konserwatyzm; refleksja polityczna; wspólnota; równość; własność prywatna

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this paper is the presentation of conservatism as a stream of life and socio-political reflection. J. de Maistre, E. Burke, A. de Tocqueville, M.J. Oakesshott, R. Kirk and R. Scruton belong to the most important theorists of conservatism, while M. Thatcher, R. Reagan and P. Buchanan to the most important politicians. Conservatism is not a uniform trend. There are, for example, many substantial differences between its American and European versions, but they have some ideas in common. The author presents and describes nine essential ideas: maintenance, transcendent moral order, religion, sustainability, tradition, community, inequality, human imperfection and private property.

  • Issue Year: 2/2015
  • Issue No: XXVII
  • Page Range: 267-290
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish