Conservative Philosophy and the Doctrine of Sovereignty: A Necessary Connection?

Mikhail Antonov
2015 Social Science Research Network  
This article explains the philosophical sources of contemporary Russian conservative philosophy, which is blended with exceptionalism, the Westphalian conception of sovereignty, the negation of the universality of human rights, and which is based on the positivist precepts of the prevailing legal thinking in Russia. This conservative ideology is not new, as similar conceptions have been developed in Russian intellectual history in the past. JEL Classification: K10
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2587701 fatcat:m7ms2wbx5ralfb5rrlguqyb2oa