a negative reaction to social change conservatism is not afraid of change they

A negative reaction to social change conservatism is

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a negative reaction to social change conservatism is not afraid of change they will admit a certain type of change/progress of society but there is a specific aspect of changed the dislike conservative ideology is not a refusal of progress/willingness to turn back the clocks o as Canadians = progressive conservative party that is not afraid of change but it wanted it to be slow, progressive, and natural (the movement of society) o for change to be acceptable for progressive conservatives, change must be respectful of tradition and past practices o the main political theorist of progressive conservatism Edmond Burke the great conservative thinker of respectful change (in relation to tradition) the type of change conservatives are willing to accept 11 fundamental principles of conservatism For conservatives, the meaning of the universe is given (this means that it is not constructed by human beings) universe = general sense: the physical world also as the human world o not man made/ constructed by humans the direction that the universe is moving in is also predetermined o the movement is given the given meaning of the universe and its predetermined movement must be allowed to develop itself o must be realized and free to develop itself in time and in history o ͞the uŶiǀerse is uŶfoldiŶg as it should͟ – important idea o you must allow the universe to unfold as it should, must not force the universe to change directions or hinder the movement of this predetermined universe find more resources at oneclass.com find more resources at oneclass.com
the meaning of the universe predates the existence of human beings o the meaning of the universe comes before our existence as a species o therefore, human beings cannot give meaning the universe cannot be the authors of the universe/ should not interfere with its progress this entails that that the universe and its movement is the work of a supreme being - God o conservatives are very rarely atheist this supreme being of the universe, disposes transcendental reason o it is beyond common thought or experience (to go beyond) o transcendental reason: a form of reason that goes beyond human understanding for conservatives, this transcendental reason cannot be fully grasped by human beings o we cannot fully understand it/ cannot put it in question o we must accept that the universal order will remain a mystery human nature is a part of this universal order as such, human nature is fundamentally good human nature contains a principle of good (for conservatives) o this principle of good is in a constant struggle with a negative principle that seeks to corrupt our natural goodness to understand the negative principle, think of the notion of sin/passions/disorders o all examples of negative principles that aim to corrupt natural goodness o we must fight to remain within the good constant struggle between principle of good and negative principles

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