Reflections on the Revolution in France Questions and Answers

Reflections on the Revolution in France

One thing that Edmund Burke does see is a “regulated liberty” as part of the basis or foundation of human society and government. He believes that government and liberty are both good. However, he...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2015, 10:19 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

This quote is from Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke's famous critique of the early stages of the French Revolution and the liberal ideals that motivated it. As this statement...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2020, 4:20 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

This quotation is from Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France. Burke took a disapproving attitude to the Revolution, which was not necessarily what would have been expected of...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2018, 11:45 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Burke's basic thesis is that the French revolutionaries, in overthrowing the monarchical system, have embarked on a dangerous course that if allowed to continue will have destructive and even...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019, 8:22 pm (UTC)

3 educator answers

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Burke writes that democracies are shameless and fearless because the men who wield power in them do not expect to be held to account for collective actions. Even the most tyrannical king has his...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019, 8:45 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

In his political pamphlet Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke certainly does portray himself as a devoted monarchist. In fact, Burke had such a strong faith in the "natural order...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2015, 4:28 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

In spite of the length of the Reflections and its somewhat rambling style (which caused Burke's main antagonist, Thomas Paine, to write that "Mr Burke's book is all miscellany") Burke's "formula"...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2018, 8:59 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

The quote you have shared is from the politician Edmund Burke's pamphlet Reflections on the Revolution in France, which was published in November 1790. The French Revolution had begun in 1789 with...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2018, 12:08 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Burke writes that according to the philosophy he is describing (as well as critiquing and, indeed, satirizing) everyone is so drastically equal that we are all reduced to the lowest common...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2019, 7:40 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

The basic reason for this is that Burke was a conservative. He was skeptical about the ability of people to create a perfect world and was more willing to trust the idea that centuries of...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2011, 11:05 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

I think that one way in which Burke's work helps to improve democracy is to bring out the failings in the French Revolution. Burke was convinced that political theory in this case can have real...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2012, 9:19 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

This quotation comes from Edmund Burke's speech on The French Revolution. Burke was an Irishman, educated in London, but he took a keen interest in what was going on in France. Unlike many of his...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2018, 11:30 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Sieyès and Paine had similar views of what needed to be changed in France and in Europe overall. Sieyès saw the Third Estate—the ordinary people of France, as opposed to the clergy (the First...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2019, 3:45 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Burke, though he nowhere mentions the American Revolution in the Reflections, had fifteen years earlier been sympathetic (very publicly) to the colonists. This did not, however, mean that he wished...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2018, 4:04 am (UTC)

1 educator answer

Reflections on the Revolution in France

The French Revolution that occurred from 1787–1799 sought to redefine the structure of French political power. In the 1700s, the French economy was in a poor state. Peasants were fed up with the...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2020, 11:19 pm (UTC)

1 educator answer