Ideas from 'Upon Nothing: Swansea lecture' by Roger Scruton [1993], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Upon Nothing' by Scruton,Roger [University of Swansea 1993,0-86076-092-8]].

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1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 1. Continental Philosophy
Two marxist ideas have dominated in France: base and superstructure, and ideology
1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 6. Deconstruction
On the surface of deconstructive writing, technicalities float and then drift away
Deconstruction is the last spasm of romanticism, now become hopeless and destructive
25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / d. Social contract
The benefits of social freedom outweigh the loneliness, doubt and alienation it brings
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 4. Conservatism
So-called 'liberation' is the enemy of freedom, destroying the very structures that are needed