Tag Archives: Edmund Burke

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Edmund Burke – On Taste

Edmund Burke was born on  January 12, 1729   Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed the life and legacy of Edmund Burke elsewhere on our post pages.  Please review these for a fuller background on this gentleman. The essay On Taste  … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Loudest Voices For the Alleged Public Welfare Are Not Always The Truest

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” — Edmund Burke (1729-1797)            

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – On the Sublime and the Beautiful – Edmund Burke

The full title for Edmund Burke’s philosophical exposition on separating the beautiful and the sublime into separate categories is A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful.    This major work was studied by … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Reflections On the Revolution In France – Edmund Burke

On July 14th, we first spoke on Reflections On the Revolution In France as a criticism of the outcomes of the French Revolution.  This was fitting because that date is celebrated as Bastille Day.  August 10th is the anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Reflections on the Revolution in France – Edmund Burke

In November, 1790, British statesman, Edmund Burke published a political pamphlet as an intellectual attack against the excesses of the French Revolution.   This work is called Reflections On the Revolution In France.  It remains as a defining tract of modern … Continue reading

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