Edmund Burke’s Eternal Society: A Philosophical Reflection

By |2019-05-29T14:10:43-05:00December 13th, 2016|Categories: Edmund Burke, Philosophy|

A people is constituted by the living who recognize, respect, and identify with their dead in the things and imprints of places that they left behind. The living love their dead by training their young into the social affections that keep their dead alive to them... Edmund Burke’s “eternal society”—the “primeval contract” among the dead, living, [...]