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Edmund Burke (1730 – 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman, political theorist and philosopher. His writings include 'A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful' (1757) and 'Reflections on the Revolution in France' (1790).

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Burke on the social contract

What did Burke say about the social contract in Reflections on the Revolution in France or elsewhere, and how much did he develop his idea of a 'social contract for the ages'? How does this fit within ...