The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke

The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke

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This biography of statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797), covering three decades, is the first to attend to the complexity of Burke's thought as it emerges in both the major writings and private correspondence. David Bromwich reads Burke's career as an imperfect attempt to organize an honorable life in the dense medium he knew politics to be.But however a bad action may produce good effects, our duty is to use the equipment we were given for discerning right from ... a vital clue to his protest against a€œcalculatorsa€ and against all merely arith- metical assessments of right and wrong.

Title:The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke
Author:David Bromwich
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2014-05-06


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