British political theorists

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 47. Chapters: Jeremy Bentham, Edmund Burke, William Godwin, Herbert Spencer, Thomas Hill Green, Michael Oakeshott, Quentin Skinner, James Harrington, G. D. H. Cole, Henry Sidgwick, H. L. A. Hart, Mark Bevir, John Keane, Steven Lukes, John Oswald, David Miller, Peter Laslett, Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, Maurice Glasman, Baron Glasman, John Dunn. Excerpt: Edmund Burke PC (12 January 1729 - 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure 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 was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism. Burke was born in Dublin, Ireland to a prosperous solicitor father (Richard; d. 1761) of the Church of Ireland. It is unclear if this is the same Richard Burke who converted from Catholicism. His mother Mary (c. 1702-1770), whose maiden name was Nagle, belonged to the Roman Catholic Church and came from an impoverished but genteel County Cork family. (The name de Búrca, anglicised as Burke, is the Irish language version of the Norman name de Burgo or de Burgh, the name of a family that settled in Ireland following the Norman invasion of Ireland by Henry II of England in 1172.) Burke was raised in his father's faith and remained throughout his life a practising Anglican, unlike his sister Juliana who was brought up as and remained a Roman Catholic. His political enemies were later repeatedly to accuse him of having been educated at the Jesuit seminary of St. Omer's and of harbouring secret Catholic sympathies at a time when membership of the Catholic Church would disqualify him from public office (see Penal Laws in Ireland). As Burke told Mrs. Crewe: Mr. Burke's Enemies often endeavoured to convince the World that he had been bred up in the Catho

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Titel
British political theorists
Untertitel
Jeremy Bentham, Edmund Burke, William Godwin, Herbert Spencer, Thomas Hill Green, Michael Oakeshott, Quentin Skinner, James Harrington, G. D. H. Cole, Henry Sidgwick, H. L. A. Hart, Mark Bevir, John Keane, Steven Lukes, John Oswald
Editor
EAN
9781155329772
ISBN
978-1-155-32977-2
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten
48
Gewicht
115g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T3mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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