Edmund Burke, the first conservative, was a practical politician and supremely conservative thinker, and as such he viewed society as a partnership between the living and the dead.
Providing some insight into Kant for the philosophizing theologian, the 1789 revolution was a laboratory for Kant; seeing his theories put into practice. Read how Kant's former students, influenced by Edmund Burke, began turning their face away from Kant.
No pre-society civilization ever existed. All sentient moral beings are by definition relational. Therefore, man's desire to love and be loved is the cause of civilization.