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The Resource The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence, David Bromwich

The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence, David Bromwich

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The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence
Title
The intellectual life of Edmund Burke
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from the sublime and beautiful to American independence
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David Bromwich
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eng
Summary
"David Bromwich s portrait of statesman Edmund Burke (1730 1797) is the first biography to attend to the complexity of Burke s thought as it emerges in both the major writings and private correspondence. The public and private writings cannot be easily dissociated, nor should they be. For Burke a thinker, writer, and politician the principles of politics were merely those of morality enlarged. Bromwich reads Burke s career as an imperfect attempt to organize an honorable life in the dense medium he knew politics to be. This intellectual biography examines the first three decades of Burke s professional life. His protest against the cruelties of English society and his criticism of all unchecked power laid the groundwork for his later attacks on abuses of government in India, Ireland, and France. Bromwich allows us to see the youthful skeptic, wary of a social contract based on nature; the theorist of love and fear in relation to the sublime and beautiful; the advocate of civil liberty, even in the face of civil disorder; the architect of economic reform; and the agitator for peace with America. However multiple and various Burke s campaigns, a single-mindedness of commitment always drove him. Burke is commonly seen as the father of modern conservatism".--
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Biography type
individual biography
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1951-
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Bromwich, David
Dewey number
  • 941.073092
  • B
  • 941.073092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Statesmen
  • Political scientists
  • Great Britain
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The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence, David Bromwich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1755732x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 500 pages
Isbn
9780674729704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861478447
Label
The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence, David Bromwich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1755732x
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 500 pages
Isbn
9780674729704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861478447

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