Ideas from 'A Dictionary of Political Thought' by Roger Scruton [1982], by Theme Structure

[found in 'A Dictionary of Political Thought' by Scruton,Roger [Pan 1983,0-330-28099-6]].

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22. Metaethics / A. Ethical Ends / 7. Altruism
Altruism is either emotional (where your interests are mine) or moral (where they are reasons for me)
22. Metaethics / D. Consequentialism / 1. Consequentialism
Consequentialism emphasises value rather than obligation in morality
24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 3. Abortion
The issue of abortion seems insoluble, because there is nothing with which to compare it
25. Society / A. State of Nature / 4. Natural Rights / a. Natural rights
The idea of a right seems fairly basic; justice may be the disposition to accord rights to people
25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 4. Conservatism
Allegiance is fundamental to the conservative view of society
25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / a. Nature of democracy
Democrats are committed to a belief and to its opposite, if the majority prefer the latter
25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism
Liberals focus on universal human freedom, natural rights, and tolerance
25. Society / E. State Functions / 2. The Law / b. Natural law
Kant completed Grotius's project of a non-religious basis for natural law
25. Society / E. State Functions / 2. The Law / c. Legal positivism
For positivists law is a matter of form, for naturalists it is a matter of content