Burke & Rousseau

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Conservative and Radical Communitarianism
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Edmund Burke (Classical Conservatism) Edmund Burke (1729-1797) » State of Nature » Human Nature » Society as a Living Organism (tree analogy) » Institutions » Prescription » Property (individual vs. communal) » Innovation » Liberty » Republicanism (Delegate vs. Trustee Models) » Tolerance "The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators, has succeeded." Edmund Burke
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The Social Contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau State of nature: Humans are neither good nor bad, they are just free …they do not fear death, as Hobbes pre- supposes, they just desire the things that sustain them Society corrupts the individual Amor de soi (self love, preservation) vs. Amor –prope (pride) Two types of inequality exist: natural (physical) and moral (political): likewise, two types of liberty exist, natural and social. Natural liberty is negative in that it is driven by desire, social liberty is driven by
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