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 / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / g. Consequentialism
Consequentialism emphasises value rather than obligation in morality
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / h. Respect
Altruism is either emotional (where your interests are mine) or moral (where they are reasons for me)
24. Political Theory / A. Basis of a State / 3. Natural Values / c. Natural rights
The idea of a right seems fairly basic; justice may be the disposition to accord rights to people
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 3. Conservatism
Allegiance is fundamental to the conservative view of society
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 5. Democracy / a. Nature of democracy
Democrats are committed to a belief and to its opposite, if the majority prefer the latter
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 6. Liberalism / b. Liberal aims
Liberals focus on universal human freedom, natural rights, and tolerance [PG]
25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 2. The Law / d. Legal positivism
For positivists law is a matter of form, for naturalists it is a matter of content
25. Social Practice / F. Life Issues / 3. Abortion
The issue of abortion seems insoluble, because there is nothing with which to compare it