Why does Burke object to a polity founded on 'reason' and 'rights' rather than 'tradition' and 'responsibilities?' IN 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 experience were a better guide than theories derived from reason.
Burke did not believe that people could create a perfect system. He believed that human nature was too negative to allow this to happen. Because of this, he was suspicious of a polity...
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