LCW In what ways do conservatives believe in human imperfection? 15 marks

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  • In what ways do conservatives believe in human imperfection? (15 marks)
    • Conservatism has been portrayed as a 'philosophy of imperfection.
    • Morally imperfect
      • Humans are driven by non-rational feelings and instincts.
      • Origin sin
      • Social hierarchy and authority are needed in order to produce a harmonious and organic society.
    • Intellectually imperfect
      • The world is too complex for them to understand.
      • Humans are irrational.
    • Psychologically imperfect
      • Limited and dependant creatures.
      • Drawn to the known, the familiar and the tried and tested.
    • The conservative New Right remains faithful to traditional conservative assumptions about imperfection.

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