[MaFLa] INVITATION REMINDER / MEGHÍVÓ - What is a conservative? A lecture by a Thatcher adviser - 19th April

Hörcher Ferenc horcher.ferenc at btk.ppke.hu
Fri Apr 15 14:11:55 CEST 2016


Kedves Kollégák,
mindnyájatokat szeretettel várunk erre a szellemi kalandra.
Üdv,
Hörcher Ferenc

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An invitation to a lecture - registration is required, please register 
here: http://danubeinstitute.hu/jelentkezes/index.php?eventid=149


What is a conservative?

A lecture by Dr Robin Harris


What does it mean to be a conservative in the 21st century? What 
distinguishes conservatism from other philosophies and intellectual 
approaches to political questions, and what are its implications for 
policy?

These questions will be posed by the historian and writer Robin Harris 
in the second in the series of lectures on conservatism staged by the 
Danube Institute.

Dr Robin Harris is a former member of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s 
Downing Street Policy Unit, and the author of The Conservatives – A 
History, and Not for Turning – The Complete Life of Margaret Thatcher.

In his lecture, Robin Harris argues that conservatism should be taken 
seriously as a philosophical position and, indeed, as the grounding for 
modern Right-of-Centre politics. Conservatism’s two key elements – 
economic liberalism and social traditionalism – which were effectively 
combined under Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, have recently been 
under strain. Yet they are mutually compatible, and equally necessary. 
Ideological muddle in the Anglo-Saxon world, and the corrosive ambitions 
of the European Union in mainland Europe have made the time-honoured 
conservative formula seem less relevant. That is mistaken. It is time to 
take a fresh look.

The lecture is being jointly organised by the Danube Institute and the 
Arts Faculty of Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

Ferenc Hörcher, Professor of Aesthetics and Political Theory at Pázmány 
Péter Catholic University and director at the Insitute of Philosophy of 
the Hungarian Academy of Scieences, will respond.

Registration is required, please register here:
http://danubeinstitute.hu/jelentkezes/index.php?eventid=149

Date: 17:30, 19th April 2016

Venue: PPKE, BTK Sophianum 112,1088 Budapest, Mikszáth Kálmán tér 1.




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