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Conservatism:
An Anthology of Social and Political Thought from David Hume to the Present
Jerry Z. Muller

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: What is Conservative Social and Political Thought?3
Ch. 1Enlightenment Conservatism32
"Of Justice," from An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751)
"Preface" to A Vindication of Natural Society (Second Edition, 1757)
"On the Diminished Disgrace of Whores and Their Children in Our Day" (1772)
"No Promotion According to Merit" (c. 1770)
Ch. 2The Critique of Revolution78
Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
On Divorce (1801)
Essay on the Generative Principle of Political Constitutions and of Other Human Institutions (1814)
"Federalist No. 49" (1788)
"The Position and Functions of the American Bar, as an Element of Conservatism in the State" (1845)
Ch. 3Authority167
Culture and Anarchy (1869)
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (1874)
Ch. 4Inequality210
Aristocracy and Evolution: A Study of the Rights, the Origin, and Social Functions of the Wealthier Classes (1898)
"Aptitude and Social Mobility" (1927)
Ch. 5The Critique of Good Intentions233
"Sociological Fallacies" (1884)
"On the Case of a Certain Man Who Is Never Thought Of" (1883)
"An Examination of a Noble Sentiment" (c. 1887)
Ch. 6War249
"Essays on War" (1916)
Ch. 7Democracy261
"When Parliament Cannot be Sovereign" (1931)
"Political Leadership and Democracy" (1942)
Ch. 8The Limits of Rationalism285
"Speech on Rebuilding the House of Commons" (1943)
"Rationalism in Politics" (1947)
"The Errors of Constructivism" (1970)
The Mirage of Social Justice (1973)
The Unheavenly City Revisited (1974)
Ch. 9The Critique of Social and Cultural Emancipation358
"Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship" (1971)
To Empower People: The Role of Mediating Structures in Public Policy (1977)
"The Social Consequences of Attempts to Create Equality (1984)
Ch. 10Between Social Science and Cultural Criticism401
"On Culture, Nature, and Naturalness" (1958)
"Man and Institutions" (1960)
"Toward a Theory of Culture" (1966)
Afterword: Recurrent Tensions and Dilemmas of Conservative Thought
Guide to Further Reading427
Index443

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