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Edmund Burke and the Art of Rhetoric [Kindle Edition]

Paddy Bullard

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Edmund Burke ranks among the most accomplished orators ever to debate in the British Parliament. But often his eloquence has been seen to compromise his achievements as a political thinker. In the first full-length account of Burke's rhetoric, Bullard argues that Burke's ideas about civil society, and particularly about the process of political deliberation, are, for better or worse, shaped by the expressiveness of his language. Above all, Burke's eloquence is designed to express ethos or character. This rhetorical imperative is itself informed by Burke's argument that the competency of every political system can be judged by the ethical knowledge that the governors have of both the people that they govern and of themselves. Bullard finds the intellectual roots of Burke's 'rhetoric of character' in early modern moral and aesthetic philosophy, and traces its development through Burke's parliamentary career to its culmination in his masterpiece, Reflections on the Revolution in France.

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'Complementing the large amount of scholarship on the structure and content of Burke's political thought, Bullard's book teaches us much about the complex history and reasoning behind Burke's ethical approach to political oratory.' Irish Studies Review

'A fresh and immediately illuminating thesis.' Times Literary Supplement

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The first major account of the rhetoric of Edmund Burke, perhaps the most accomplished orator ever to speak in the British Parliament. Aimed at literary scholars and intellectual historians interested in the Enlightenment and Romantic periods, it also covers topics in eighteenth-century politics, philosophy, Irish history and the British Empire.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1423 KB
  • Print Length: 285 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1107006570
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (21 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056XNKSU
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