Edmund Burke





Edmund Burke

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born
in Dublin, Ireland
January 12, 1729

died
July 09, 1797

gender
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Edmund Burke was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the American colonies in the dispute with King George III and Great Britain that led to the American Revolution and for his strong opposition to the French Revolution. The latter made Burke one of the leading figures within the conservative faction of the Whig party (which he dubbed the "Old Whigs"), in opposition to the pro-French-Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox. Burke also published a philosophical work where he attempted to define emotions and passions, and how they are triggered in a person. Burke...more


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A Philosophical Enquiry int...
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The Portable Edmund Burke
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The Evils of Revolution
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Speech on Conciliation with...
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A Vindication of Natural So...
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The Works of Edmund Burke, ...
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The Correspondence of Edmund Burke (10 books)
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

“Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.”
Edmund Burke

“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”
Edmund Burke