Edmund Burke and the Discourse of Virtue

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Close readings of Burke's public discourse and political writings

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Close readings of Burke's public discourse and political writings

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Irish-born Burke (1729-97) is studied mostly for his philosophical and literary contributions to modern thought, but Browne (rhetoric and communication, U. of California, Davis) explores the significance of his decision to engage his principles in public life and his insistence that virtue should underlie civil action, not merely be printed in philosophical tomes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780817354855
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Studies Rhetoric & Communicati Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Reading Edmund Burke 1
1 Interpreting Political Culture in the Present Discontents 11
2 Reading Virtue and Rhetorical Portraiture in the Speech on Taxation 27
3 Enacting Rhetorical Judgment in the Speech on Conciliation 45
4 Speech to the Electors of Bristol: The Space of Rhetorical Virtue 67
5 Staging Public Virtue in the Impeachment of Warren Hastings 83
6 Political Virtue as Rhetorical Action in the Letter to a Noble Lord 99
Epilogue: Burke's Discourse of Virtue 117
Notes 127
Bibliography 135
Index 141
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