An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke

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Ian Crowe
University of Missouri Press, 2005 - 247 Seiten
This collection of essays shifts the focus of scholarly debate away from the themes that have traditionally dominated the study of Edmund Burke. In the past, largely ideology-based or highly textual studies have tended to paint Burke as a "prophet" or "precursor" of movements as diverse as conservatism, political pragmatism, and romanticism. In contrast, these essays address prominent issues in contemporary society--multiculturalism, the impact of postmodern and relativist methodologies, the boundaries of state-church relationships, and religious tolerance in modern societies--by emphasizing Burke's earlier career and writings and focusing on his position on historiography, moral philosophy, jurisprudence, aesthetics, and philosophical skepticism. The essays in this collection, written by some of today's most renowned Burke scholars, will radically challenge our deeply rooted assumptions about Burke, his thought, and his place in the history of Western political philosophy.
 

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Burke and Religion
19
Burke and the Argument from Human Nature
37
Burkes Conservatism
59
Burke India and Orientalism
127
The Law the Nun and Edmund Burke
158
Burke and the Conundrum of International Human Rights
175
Edmund Burke and the Thomistic Foundations of Natural
203
About the Contributors
241
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