Burke: Reissue

Paperback | April 5, 2013

byC. B. Macpherson

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In this concise yet powerful book, one of the twentieth century's most respected political philosophers presents a controversial reassessment of the political ideas and intellectual legacy of Edmund Burke. A practicing politician and powerful writer, full of ideas, Burke was intent on gettingthose ideas translated into government policies. But he was too much the impatient practitioner to set out his principles in a single book in the manner of Locke or Hume, leaving both admirers and opponents ample scope to reinterpret his work in different ways. Macpherson, however, finds Burke'sviews on political economy to be the one consistent factor in his thinking. Today Burke is often viewed as one of modern conservatism's founding lights, and in an era of global capitalism unfettered by national borders, Macpherson's reassessment of Burke's ideas is perhaps more timely thanever.

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In this concise yet powerful book, one of the twentieth century's most respected political philosophers presents a controversial reassessment of the political ideas and intellectual legacy of Edmund Burke. A practicing politician and powerful writer, full of ideas, Burke was intent on gettingthose ideas translated into government polic...

C.B. Macpherson (1911-1987) was professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Widely regarded as Canada's pre-eminent political theorist of the twentieth century, he was the author of numerous books, including The Life and Times of Liberal Democracy, The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke, and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.24 inPublished:April 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199003440

ISBN - 13:9780199003440

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Table of Contents

Frank Cunningham: Introduction to the Wynford EditionBiographical NoteAbbreviations1. The Burke Problem2. The Irish Adventurer3. The English Politician4. The Anglo-European Wasp5. The Bourgeois Political Economist6. Burke for the Late Twentieth Century?Note on SourcesFurther ReadingIndex