Burke ranked among the era's most eloquent defenders of democracy; however, he also realized the dangers of unchecked liberty and that mob rule is in no way better than the reign of a king or dictator. His lucid and passionate manifesto, written in the form of letters, employs examples from the aftermath of the French Revolution to demonstrate the superiority of gradual political change over outright anti-authoritarian revolt. A believer in practicality rather than abstract theorizing, Burke articulates a defense of property, religion, and traditional values that continues to resonate with twenty-first century readers.
The beautiful, according to Burke, comprises that which is well formed and aesthetically pleasing. The sublime, on the other hand, possesses the power to compel and destroy. This distinction bears a noteworthy historical relevance, since the popular preference for the sublime rather than the beautiful indicates the transition from the Neoclassical to the Romantic era. Burke's dissertation is both a precursor of his later political writings and one of the first major works in European literature to explore the concept of the sublime—a topic as fascinating to eighteenth-century thinkers as it is to modern philosophers and critics.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burke’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major works
* Rare pamphlets and political works, not available in other collections
* Includes ‘The Reformer’ articles, published when Burke was eighteen-years old — first time in digital print
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes Burke’s letters and speeches - spend hours exploring the statesman’s diverse works
* Features two biographies - discover Burke’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
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A VINDICATION OF NATURAL SOCIETY
A PHILOSOPHICAL ENQUIRY INTO THE ORIGIN OF OUR IDEAS OF THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL
AN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA
AN ESSAY TOWARDS AN ABRIDGEMENT OF THE ENGLISH HISTORY
A SHORT ACCOUNT OF A LATE SHORT ADMINISTRATION
OBSERVATIONS ON A LATE STATE OF THE NATION
THOUGHTS ON THE CAUSE OF THE PRESENT DISCONTENTS
THE LETTERS OF VALENS
REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INDIA
A REPRESENTATION TO HIS MAJESTY, MOVED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
ARTICLES OF CHARGE OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS AGAINST WARREN HASTINGS, ESQUIRE
REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE
APPEAL FROM THE NEW TO THE OLD WHIGS
THOUGHTS ON FRENCH AFFAIRS
THOUGHTS ON THE PROSPECT OF A REGICIDE PEACE
THREE MEMORIALS ON FRENCH AFFAIRS
THOUGHTS AND DETAILS ON SCARCITY
THE CATHOLIC CLAIMS
LIST OF SPEECHES
LIST OF LETTERS
INTRODUCTION TO EDMUND BURKE by Sidney Carleton Newsom
EDMUND BURKE by John Morley
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* focus on practical language skills, such as writing articles, preparing CVs, translating and interpreting
* authentic contemporary texts and original audio material
* oral language practice
* grammar reinforcement.
Kenntnisse can be used as core teaching material or as a supplementary text. The complete course comprises the student's book, 2x60 minute audio cassettes and a teacher's book.
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.