Who is Edmund Burke?

  • (noun): English statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797).
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Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729– 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.

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Edmund Burke (poet)
... Edmund Burke, Irish poet, fl ... Burke's only work was a book of poems called Musings in the Village Haunts ... signed by the author at "Kinvara, January 28, 1856" an entry in the Alumni Dublinenses lists an Edmund Burke, stating Entered T.C.D ...
Sublime (philosophy) - 18th Century - Edmund Burke
... Edmund Burke's concept of the sublime was developed in A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1756) ... Burke was the first philosopher to argue that the sublime and the beautiful are mutually exclusive ... Burke's concept of the sublime was an antithetical contrast to the classical notion of the aesthetic quality of beauty as the pleasurable experience described by Plato in ...
Continental Conservatism - Development of Western Conservatism - England
... Modern European conservatives such as Edmund Burke have found the extreme idealism of either democracy may endanger broader liberties, and similarly reject "abstract reason" as a guide for political theory ... conservative mistrust of rationalism in politics, and Edmund Burke was the leading early theorist ... did not belong to any party, Hume was not involved in politics, and Burke was a Whig ...
Sheffield Archives - The Collections - Family and Estate Records - The Wentworth Woodhouse Collection
... of statesmen such as the Earl of Strafford, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham and Edmund Burke ... has survived, and forms, together with the correspondence of Edmund Burke, a prime source for the political history of the eighteenth century ... The labours of the Burke editors have now produced nine volumes of Edmund Burke's letters, about half of them from the Sheffield archives ...

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    In the groves of their academy, at the end of every vista, you see nothing but the gallows.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    The objects of a financier are, then, to secure an ample revenue; to impose it with judgment and equality; to employ it economically; and, when necessity obliges him to make use of credit, to secure its foundations in that instance, and for ever, by the clearness and candour of his proceedings, the exactness of his calculations, and the solidity of his funds.
    —Edmund Burke (1729–1797)