Edmund Burke

From Hmolpedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Edmund Burke.png

In existographies, Edmund Burke (226-158 BE) (1729-1797 ACM) (IQ:160|#701) (Cattell 1000:12) (RGM:276|1,350+) (Gottlieb 1000:180) (Time 100:58) (Perry 80:33) (CR:5) (LH:1) (TL:6) was an Irish-born British statesman, social philosopher, and thinker, noted for []

Sways

Influenced

Burke influenced: Diderot and Kant.

Overview

In 1756, Burke, in his A Vindication of Natural Society, gave a satire of Bolingbroke’s deism, which is considered by William Godwin to be the first literary expression of ‘philosophical anarchism’.

In 1757, Burke, in his A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, stated that “beautiful”, is that which is well-formed and aesthetically pleasing, was distinguished from the “sublime”, a mixture of awe, wonder, and fear, that which has the power to compel and destroy us.

In 1790, Burke, in reflection on the storming of the Bastille, published Reflections on the Revolution in France, wherein he discussed how he saw revolution as a massive social experiment, one that presumed to start society over again from scratch, on the basis of ration principles. Burke, however, believed that was dangerous to uproot institutions wholesale, per reason that ‘good order is the foundation of all things’, and that he was skeptical about how much human ‘reason’ really plays a role in human affairs and decision making, believing that things like custom, faith, and prejudice play a large part.[1]

Quotes

Quotes | By

The following are quotes by Burke:

“The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.”
— Edmund Burke (1756), A Vindication of Natural Society
“Men are qualified for civil liberty, in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites; in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity; in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption; in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”
— Edmund Burke (1791), "Letter to a Member of the National Assembly"; cited by Bill Berotti (2017) in Quora (Ѻ) reply to: ‘Was Edmund Burke a genius?’ [2]
“Society is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are dead and those who are to be born.”
— Edmund Burke (c.1790), Publication [1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Stengel, Richard. (2011). 100 Ideas that Changed the World: History’s Greatest Breakthroughs, Inventions, and Theories (Amz) (pg. 79). Time Magazine.
  2. Burke, Edmund. (1791). Letter to a Member of the National Assembly (pg. 68-69) (Ѻ). Dodsley.

External links

Theta Delta ics T2.jpg