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British statesman famous for his oratory


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Instead of expecting either book to be complete treatises on these ideas, it seems in the spirit of both feminist science studies and Burkean theory to treat these texts as originating points in a new constellation of academic activity that explores our own symbol use and material practices, which are integral to theorizing new rhetorical futures.
Burkean conservatism arises out of the view that human reason is inherently limited.
The Burkean generational contract binds together property and patriarchy Its logic thus appealed to the emerging bourgeoisie of the eighteenth century as well as the established aristocracy of the period.
The conservative historian and intellectual Russell Kirk wrote that in the Burkean account, the framers of the Constitution rejected Locke's "misty debatable land of an abstract liberty, equality, fraternity" in favor of the "enlargement" of the British constitutional tradition, which rests not on a written document but on a lattice of local laws, precedents, and norms dating to ancient times.
Here the sublimity under investigation is almost invariably of the Burkean variety, linked to terror and largely interchangeable with "the Gothic." The contributors following Hindle include Alessandra Calanchi on Brockden Brown's "aural sublime," Ascari examining the "element of power" (104) that co-inhabits De Quincey's writings on murder and his Gothic revenge fiction, Struan Sinclair on Poe's "superperceivers," Giacomo Mannironi on Balzac's debts to British Romanticism, Heather Worthington on the Blackwood's fictions of physician/lawyer Samuel Warren, and Anna Kay on the mid-century popular reception and "sublime" interpretation of real-life murderess Maria Manning.
Nor is it at all clear what the author means in this particular context by "radically fallible." If Vannatta means that one must possess epistemic humility, one would imagine that any thinker widely recognized by scholars as anything like a 'Burkean conservative' would fit the bill, and that, at least as far as scholarly thought is concerned, this caution or qualification is largely moot.
But Republicans have walked away from their traditional Burkean turf.
Theories on Burkean sublimity applied to Poe's "The Imp of the Perverse" occupy most of chapter 6, Daniel Fineman's "Poe and Perversity." Fineman elaborates on the power of Poe's compositional techniques and describes them as "spontaneous[ly] deviati[ng] from scientifically straight rational explanations" (67), which could appear to the reader not as spontaneous but as an inconsistency in formality, and which is in fact a technique of disorientation that leads the reader to find himself where Poe wanted him--"as the intimate friend of a murderer and thief' (72).
relying as it does on the Burkean presumption that society is the way it is for a reason, it can refuse too steadfastly to adapt to emerging social and economic realities and it is apt to transmute solutions that were the utilitarian product of a particular time into articles of high principle.
But does the likeness demonstrate that Moynihan was, as Weiner asserts, a Burkean liberal--or does it prove that the senator, however liberal he may have been at various stages in his career, was a temperamental conservative?
To elucidate this point, we draw on the connections among Burkean rhetoric, American exceptionalism, and constitutive rhetoric.
Cotter, A Burkean Perspective on Patent Eligibility, Part II: Reflections on the (Counter) Revolution in Patent Law, 11 MINN.
This reading of Godwin's Burkean politics is controversial to say the least.
In any debate, the Burkean conservative position is worth serious consideration.
The source of the Burkean sublime is terrible objects.