By Roger Scruton
This new version takes inventory of the progressive adjustments that experience taken position because the dictionary used to be first released in 1982. 1790 entries conceal each point of political inspiration offering an essential advisor to the idea, the knowledge and the folly of contemporary politics via the most lucid philosophers of our time.
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Aesthetic implications are present in every human endeavour, and attention to them is necessary if its final purpose is to be understood. On this view, architecture illustrates in most vivid form the intrinsic relation between aesthetic value and social and political action. ) Arendt, Hannah (1906-75). German- aristocracy born philosopher and social critic. See •essence/appearance. •people, •revolution, •work. aristocracy. Greek: rule by the best. • Aristotle contrasted aristocracy, in which virtue is the title to power, with *oligarchy, in which the title resides in wealth.
It is often argued that a measure of regional autonomy is always necessary when there are •separatist tendencies, since, without it, local feelings will take an overtly nationalist form. average propensity to consume and save. The average propensity to consume (APC) is given by the total domestic expenditure on consumption goods and services within an economy, divided by the *national income of that economy. The average propensity to save (APS) is the proportion of national income which is not spent on consumption goods and services: national income minus the APC.
Arendt, Hannah (1906-75). German- aristocracy born philosopher and social critic. See •essence/appearance. •people, •revolution, •work. aristocracy. Greek: rule by the best. • Aristotle contrasted aristocracy, in which virtue is the title to power, with *oligarchy, in which the title resides in wealth. Both are forms of 'rule by the few', but only in the former case is rule by the few in the interests of the many. Aristotle's concern was with an *ideal type; nevertheless it is normal to make a corresponding distinction among actual governments, between those where power belongs to a minority *class with hereditary privileges (aristocracy), and those where power belongs to a minority group or party, without hereditary restrictions on membership (oligarchy).
A Dictionary of Political Thought by Roger Scruton