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:
... 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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