Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Iain Benson


Featured Publication

  • Acton Lecture 2017: Civic Virtues and the Politics of ‘Full Drift Ahead’ 19 June 2017 | OP155
    Today almost everyone affirms the importance of ‘values’ but few would insist these are shared moral essentials.  How is it that the most common term of our political and even private moralities became so relativistic and what, in anything, could…...
    Today almost everyone affirms the importance of ‘values’ but few would insist these are shared moral essentials.  How is it that the most common term of our political and even private moralities became so relativistic and what, in anything, could…
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Publications

  • The Politics of Drift: Civic Virtues, Associations and Citizenship 30 June 2017
    We need to move beyond the shallow discourse of ‘values’ and rediscover ‘civic virtues’ by engaging religious and humanist traditions in order to build a deeper shared moral language of citizenship.
    We need to move beyond the shallow discourse of ‘values’ and rediscover ‘civic virtues’ by engaging religious and humanist traditions in order to build a deeper shared moral language of citizenship.
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