Conservative Theory - A Comprehensive Guide

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Conservatism
1.  Conservatism by Jerry Z. Muller
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  "Useful collection, rightly stressing the conservative belief in human imperfection and limited knowledge. Adds the debatable claim that conservatism is a form of historical utilitarianism."
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Reflections on the Revolution in France (English Library)
2.  Reflections on the Revolution in France (English Library) by Edmund Burke
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  "Defends prescriptive rights and duties against abstract social engineering. Society is a contract not between individuals but between generations, in which the dead, the living and the unborn have an equal interest."
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Further Reflections on the Revolution in France
3.  Further Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
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  "Burke's most important political essays; the editor's introduction is first-rate."
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Select Works of Edmund Burke, Vol. 3: Letters on a Regicide Peace
4.  Select Works of Edmund Burke, Vol. 3: Letters on a Regicide Peace by Edmund Burke
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  "Burke's final assault on the totalitarian tendencies of the French Revolution."
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The Moral Basis of Burke's Political Thought: An Essay
5.  The Moral Basis of Burke's Political Thought: An Essay by Charles Parkin
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  "Examines Burke's moral thought."
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Edmund Burke and the Natural Law (Library of Conservative Thought)
6.  Edmund Burke and the Natural Law (Library of Conservative Thought) by Peter J. Stanlis
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  "Portrays Burke as a natural law adherent who believed that moral truths are revealed through historical experience rather than speculative theory."
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The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress
7.  The Useful Cobbler: Edmund Burke and the Politics of Progress by James Conniff
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  "Challenges natural law interpretations while arguing that Burke was a key theorist of representative government."
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Edmund Burke (Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers)
8.  Edmund Burke (Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers) by Dennis O'Keeffe
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  "New study of Burke's conservatism."
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The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
9.  The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke (Cambridge Companions to Literature) by Christopher J. Insole
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  "Examines all aspects of Burke's thought."
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The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
10.  The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left by Yuval Levin
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  "Uses Burke's debate with Paine to explain the conflict between conservatives and their opponents."
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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: And Three Brief Essays
11.  Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: And Three Brief Essays by Sir James Fitzjames Stephen
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  "The conservative reply to Mill's "On Liberty," this is a devastating attack on liberal sentimentality about human nature."
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Natural Right and History (Walgreen Foundation Lectures)
12.  Natural Right and History (Walgreen Foundation Lectures) by Leo Strauss
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  "Inspirational text for some neoconservatives, defending the classical conception of natural right against what the author sees as modern relativism."
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The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot
13.  The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk
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  "Paleoconservative classic, arguing that the social order is founded on a transcendent body of natural law that becomes manifest in traditional institutions."
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Twilight of Authority
14.  Twilight of Authority by Robert A. Nisbet
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  "Defends the intermediate institutions of civil society - families, schools, churches, etc. - against the expansion of the modern state, which dissolves traditional bonds."
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Robert Nisbet: Communitarian Traditionalist (Library of Modern Thinkers)
15.  Robert Nisbet: Communitarian Traditionalist (Library of Modern Thinkers) by Brad Lowell Stone
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  "Interesting discussion of this important but neglected conservative thinker."
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Rationalism in Politics and other essays
16.  Rationalism in Politics and other essays by Michael Oakeshott
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  "Includes Oakeshott's famous attack on social engineering, and other essays setting out the conservative approach to politics."
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Meaning Of Conservatism
17.  Meaning Of Conservatism by Roger Scruton
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  "Defends traditional authority and autonomous institutions."
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Philosopher On Dover Beach
18.  Philosopher On Dover Beach by Roger Scruton
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  "Essays defending historical loyalties against liberal theories of rights."
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Modern Culture
19.  Modern Culture by Roger Scruton
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  "Argues that traditional culture seeks to develop the higher virtues, while its modern replacement debases character."
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The Uses of Pessimism: And the Danger of False Hope
20.  The Uses of Pessimism: And the Danger of False Hope by Roger Scruton
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  "Exposes the fallacies of left-wing ideological thinking."
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How to Think Seriously About the Planet: The Case for an Environmental Conservatism
21.  How to Think Seriously About the Planet: The Case for an Environmental Conservatism by Roger Scruton
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  "Argues that conservatism entails a localist form of environmentalism."
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The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek)
22.  The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek) by F. A. Hayek
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  "Hayek's last work (written partly by his editor) moved in a conservative direction: traditional codes reproduce practical knowledge unavailable to would-be social engineers."
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Against Liberalism
23.  Against Liberalism by John Kekes
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  "Criticisms include the incompatibility of liberalism with desert-based theories of justice. Also stresses the need to balance autonomy against competing values such as security."
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A Case for Conservatism
24.  A Case for Conservatism by John Kekes
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  "A systematic case for the basic assumptions of conservatism."
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Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature (Suny Series, Philosophy & Biology)
25.  Darwinian Natural Right: The Biological Ethics of Human Nature (Suny Series, Philosophy & Biology) by Larry Arnhart
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  "Argues that Darwinian theory supports conservative moral principles."
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Darwinian Conservatism: A Disputed Question (Societas)
26.  Darwinian Conservatism: A Disputed Question (Societas) by Larry Arnhart
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  "The debate over Darwinian conservativism."
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Darwin's Conservatives: The Misguided Quest
27.  Darwin's Conservatives: The Misguided Quest by John G. West
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  "Argues that Darwinian biology is incompatible with conservatism."
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Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative/ Libertarian Debate
28.  Freedom and Virtue: The Conservative/ Libertarian Debate by George W. Carey
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  "Conservatives versus libertarians on state enforcement of morality."
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