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Edmund Burke (1) (1729–1797)

Autor(a) de Reflections on the Revolution in France

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About the Author

Born in Ireland in 1729, Edmund Burke was an English statesman, author, and orator who is best remembered as a formidable advocate for those who were victims of injustice. He was the son of a Dublin lawyer and had also trained to practice law. In the 1760s, Burke was elected to the House of Commons mostrar mais from the Whig party. Burke spent most of his career in Parliament as a member of the Royal Opposition, who was not afraid of controversy, as shown by his support for the American Revolution and for Irish/Catholic rights. His best-known work is Reflections on the French Revolution (1790). Some other notable works are On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775) and Impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788). Edmund Burke died in 1797. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Edmund Burke

The Portable Edmund Burke (1999) 205 cópias
Speech on Conciliation (1775) 181 cópias
The Evils of Revolution (2008) 101 cópias
The Best of Burke (1999) 64 cópias
Selected works (1999) 45 cópias
On the American Revolution (1966) 21 cópias
An account of the European settlements in America (1758) — Editor — 16 cópias
Irish Affairs (1988) 14 cópias
Edmund Burke on revolution (1968) 12 cópias
A Letter to a Noble Lord (2007) 11 cópias
Edmund Burke : select works (2005) 7 cópias
Burke's Speeches 4 cópias
Textos políticos (1942) 3 cópias
Pensieri sulla scarsità (1997) 2 cópias
Speeches: Volume 2 1 exemplar(es)
Orations and Essays 1 exemplar(es)
Selections From Edmund Burke — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
El descontento polí­tico (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Edmund Burke Works 1 exemplar(es)
Selected prose 1 exemplar(es)
Address to the King 1 exemplar(es)
Speeches on America 1 exemplar(es)
Burke's Tracts 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuinte, algumas edições400 cópias
The Portable Conservative Reader (1982) — Contribuinte — 211 cópias
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Conservative Texts: An Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias


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Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
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Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Great Britain
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Local de nascimento
Dublin, Ireland
Local de falecimento
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Dublin, Ireland
London, England, UK
Trinity College, Dublin (BA|1848)
Abraham Shackletons' Quaker school, Ballitore
political philosopher
Member of the Parliament of Great Britain
secretary (for Ireland)
Johnson, Samuel (friend)
Burke, Mary (mother)
Burke, Richard (father)
Nugent, Jane Mary (wife)
Burke, Richard (son)
Burke, Christopher (son) (mostrar todas 7)
Nagle, Edmund (ward)
The Literary Club
House of Commons
Church of England
Pequena biografia
Edmund Burke was born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a prosperous Protestant lawyer who raised his son in that faith. Burke graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1848. He went to London to study law at the Middle Temple, but gave it up to become a writer and public figure. He served as a Member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He became one of the foremost political thinkers and statesmen of the 18th century, and was widely admired for his intellect, his vast knowledge of political affairs, his powers of persuasion, and his vivid writing. He's mainly remembered today for his support of the American War of Independence and his later opposition to the French Revolution. Among his many written works, the most famous remains Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).




British philosopher Edmund Burke’s critique of the French Revolution could be summed up with the adage “don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.” As events progressed, Burke could have followed this up with “See, I told you so!”
cbl_tn | outras 26 resenhas | May 4, 2024 |
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke
Available in Print: COPYRIGHT: (1757) Independently published (January 25, 2022); ISBN 979-8408120826; PAGES 143; Unabridged

Available in Digital: Yes

My version: *Audio: COPYRIGHT: 4/1/2020 ; ISBN: 9781781982709; PUBLISHER: Naxos AudioBooks; DURATION: 05:56:32; PARTS: 5; File Size: 169225 KB; Unabridged


How I picked it: I’m afraid I don’t remember.
What’s it about? It’s an attempt at a logical, reasonable analyses of the perception of what is beautiful and what is sublime. Postulates that sublimity requires an element of fear—ocean storms; man-eating beasts and the like are sublime. Purports that beauty is not based on proportion alone and discusses other elements and the emotions aroused.
What did I think? One of those books I had to listen to a couple of times and struggled to keep my attention on it. Interesting and thought provoking, but I think it’s a little arrogant to intellectualize emotions and presume that one has grasped all that goes into a perception, or that one size fits all to any great extent.

Edmund Burke
From Wikipedia:
“12 January [NS] 1729[5] – 9 July 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman, economist, and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of Parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons of Great Britain with the Whig Party.

Burke was a proponent of underpinning virtues with manners in society and of the importance of religious institutions for the moral stability and good of the state.[6] These views were expressed in his A Vindication of Natural Society. He criticised the actions of the British government towards the American colonies, including its taxation policies. Burke also supported the rights of the colonists to resist metropolitan authority, although he opposed the attempt to achieve independence. He is remembered for his support for Catholic emancipation, the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company, and his staunch opposition to the French Revolution.”

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Philosophy, non-fiction
perceptions; beauty; sublime; fear


09-27-2022 to 12-5-2022
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TraSea | outras 5 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |
I tried to read this; I wanted to like it. I even enjoyed the bit of wit I caught in the first chapter. However, the lawyer talk and politics were a bit much for me to handle at this time in my life. If this is your interest area, and you like source materials, give it a try. I decided to quit reading it because life is short.
MrsLee | outras 26 resenhas | Jun 20, 2023 |



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