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    Edmund Burke wrote the Reflections on the Revolution in France in 1970 to express his opinions regarding the shift of French society and it’s politics. In his letter, three key themes are reinforced throughout: the importance of tradition; loyalty to the sovereign; and the lack of value private property has. These themes are explored within his argument against the revolution. Throughout the course of his letter, Burke discusses the importance of remaining true to the traditions that have been established prior to the revolution. Within the Reflection, Burke states that “You all had these advantages in your ancient states, but you chose to act as if you had never been moulded into civil society and had everything to begin anew.” P.g 30. Burke is arguing that because of tradition a foundation was built, one that was effective for centuries that governed France and because of the revolution the people decided to topple such a foundation, which leads Burke to observe them as uncivilized in their actions and choices. Burke is attempting to convey that the people should use the resources that they already had instead of reconstructing new ideas which will only…

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    Summary Edmund Burkes work entitled, A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1770) is an examination of human passions and sensations, specifically what they are and how they are represented with a focus on the sublime. Burke describes the sublime as a quality that evokes feelings of pain, danger and terror, a product of the strongest of emotions including awe, dread and fear which can be experienced by individuals (Burke, 1770). Burke suggests they…

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    The French Revolution was a revolution that swept through the lands of France, bringing forth ideas that soon question the old ideals of the citizens of France. Though many seem to generalize the French Revolution as the revolution that wanted to bring change to the old monarchy system, however there were also other ideas and perspectives that were created from the French Revolution. We can see these perspectives and ideas through the writings of contemporary observers such as Olympe de Gouges,…

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    Manipulation and Control in Colonial Leadership: Hoodwinking William Pitt the Younger The satirical caricature East India Stocks published in London in 1788 portrays an assortment of characters, referring to corruption and embezzlement of the East India Company stocks by the people in authority, specifically that of Henry Dundas, a lord advocate under George III, who would later become the president of the Board of Control. Although William Pitt the Younger, the English Prime Minister from…

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    Is the “domestic violence exception” valid? As human beings, we are endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. However, while this statement is pleasing to the ear, when applied to real-life situations, it becomes unclear as to what actions are allowed to be taken in order to preserve such ‘inalienable rights’. This problem stems from the assumption that all rights are universal. Yet, there is the need for specific rights which vary among different nations…

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    One of the major writers during Romanticism that significantly employs the element of the terrible in his writing is Edgar Allan Poe. Behind the impact that it has on readers’ minds Poe is utterly mindful about the phenomena present in the human mind. Accordingly, he concentrates on this fact rather that in the traditions of the Gothic practices of Romanticism’s times which allowed him a vast work on the genuine foundation of terror (Lovecraft, 1927). In this sense, Poe’s objective in doing so…

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    Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women, was one of the first feminist philosophical works. The theme of this passage, excerpted from the reading, is she wants men and women to have equal rights and opportunities, especially when it comes to education. She argues the entire time in her writing that men and women are equal human beings and women need to be treated in the same way as men with respect to many domains in life. One of Wollstonecraft’s arguments was aimed at…

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    belief in itself, but rather the belief of consistency with a movement’s foundational principles. To illustrate the confusion of this notion, theoretically, if the majority of citizens believed it was permissible to enslave the minority, Burke would actually be more…

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    Edmund burke is a supporter to the American Revolution rather than the French revolution. Burke sit out the proof that the French revolution was bad for France and would be bad for England too. Therefore, he sought to change the political and intellectual landscape of Europe. He then suggested nations of Europe should launch a pre-emptive invasion of France to restore the old order. Meanly, to build a new structure starting from the zero-level. He also comments on the liberalization of the…

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    Edmund Burke confronts the British Parliament as to how they should confront the newfound colonies: with profound reconciliation . Burke tries to put all of his good intent into a speech to try to mediate an understanding so there would be no further negative confrontation between New England and its branches. Burke is aware of his privileges held, therefore, he is doing everything in his dominion to better the society. Although not implicitly stated, it can be read throughout the text that…

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