Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Yale University Press, 01.01.2003 - 322 Seiten
A new edition of Burke's masterpiece accompanied by insightful essays that illuminate the perennial appeal of this work

The most enduring work of its time, Reflections on the Revolution in France waswritten in 1790 and has remained in print ever since. Edmund Burke's analysis of revolutionary change established him as the chief framer of modern European conservative political thought. This outstanding new edition of the Reflections presentsBurke's famous text along with a historical introduction by Frank M. Turner and four lively critical essays by leading scholars. The volume sets the Reflections in the context of Western political thought, highlights its ongoing relevance to contemporary debates, and provides abundant critical notes, a glossary, and a glossary-index to ensure its accessibility. Contributors to the book examine various provocative aspects of Burke's thought. Conor Cruise O'Brien explores Burke's hostility to "theory," Darrin McMahon considers Burke's characterization of the French Enlightenment, Jack Rakove contrasts the views of Burke and American constitutional framers on the process of drawing up constitutions, and Alan Wolfe investigates Burke, the social sciences, and liberal democracy.
 

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Edmund Burke, MP was not in favour of popular enthusiasms, and when they rise to actual violence, well that is beyond the pale. Even though there may well have been reasons for the uprising, there ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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I try to scrape all unfavorable reviews down to an absolute minimum of length, so here goes: Burke thinks that the answer to everything is common sense, although his term for “common sense” was ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Reflections on the Revolution in France
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Prophet Against the Tyranny of the Politics of Theory 213Conor Cruise OBrien
213
A Tale of Two Enlightenments 233Darrin M McMahon
233
Why American Constitutionalism Worked
248
Reflections on BurkesReflections on the Revolution in France
268
Suggested Readings
291
GlossaryIndex
293
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Über den Autor (2003)

Frank M. Turner is John Hay Whitney Professor of History, Yale University. Conor Cruise O'Brien is the author of The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography and Commented Anthology of Edmund Burke. Darrin M. McMahon is the author of Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity. Jack N. Rakove of Stanford University was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. Alan Wolfe is director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College and the author of Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice.

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