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Burke’s Politics - A Study in Whig Orthodoxy

Burke’s Politics

A Study in Whig Orthodoxy

By Frederick Dreyer
Subjects Political Science, History
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Paperback : 9781554584659, 104 pages, December 1979
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781554586745, 104 pages, October 2010

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Edmund Burke claimed to be a practical politician, rather than a theorist. Nevertheless, says the author, Burke held consistent political principles which form a coherent political theory. By examining concepts such as natural laws, natural society, civil society, and history in Burke’s speeches and writings, the author comes to some conclusions about Burke’s political theory and its relation to commonly accepted eighteenth-century political doctrines. Succinct and balanced, this study will be of particular interest to political theorists and historians.