Roger Scruton, conservative philosopher, foxhunter and author of The Meaning of Conservatism, is apparently no friend of Ayn Rand-style libertarians. In this interview with Right Reason, however, he might serve to remind Conservatives in this country of the values of many Canadians who are otherwise disinterested in their acquisition of power:
[T]he Conservatives were in the process of […] looking around for a new philosophy — or rather any philosophy, having subsisted to that point without one.
Hat tip to ¡No Pasarán!.
To describe an obligation as transcendent in my sense is not to endow it with some kind of oppressive force. On the contrary, it is to recognize the spontaneous disposition of people to acknowledge obligations that they never contracted. There are other words that might be used in this context: gratitude, piety, obedience — all of them virtues, and all of them naturally offered to the thing we love.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Posted by MapMaster on Wednesday, November 30, 2005