Edmund Burke

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Philosophy

 

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Joan M

 

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November 19, 2014

 

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He looked at public issues with almost matchless penetration, given that the mundane order was derived from the divine and remaining a part of it. Mansfield considers among observers of modern politics only Tocqueville and perhaps Churchill as his rivals in seeing the meaning of events. Burke perceived the French revolution as a threat for European civilization in its attempt to throw off Christian religion...
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Viewing prejudices and traditions as representing God’s mind and will, Burke had to confront it, since limiting politics and ethics to a puny “reason” would be an act of folly. I argue that Burke’s view of societies as complicated partnerships of generations interwoven by religion and his perception of the essence of the French Revolution as religious enabled him to foresee the host of violent controversies along doctrinal lines which agitated social and ethical thinking in Europe after the revolution...
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