... the conservative temperament was born, as a defence of tradition against the tendency of Enlightenment rationalism to take things apart without knowing how to put them back together again, much less improve them. [It occurs to me that another example of modern hyper-rational hubris at work can be found in the scientific claims of climate alarmism.]Heath's idea's were a constant theme in Friedrich Hayek's writing. His book should be a good read.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The origins of the conservative temperament
In an excerpt from his new book, "Enlightment 2.0", Joseph Heath gives two examples illustrating the "hubris of modern rationalism", saying: