Problem Set 1
Problem Set 1 EN 206
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Date Created: 01/14/16
EN 206 Problem Set #1 1.Who was the most influential conservative critic of the French Revolution? (Richard Price, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, or Mary Wollstonecraft?) Edmund Burke 2.Who wrote the first published radical response to Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France? (Richard Price, Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, or Mary Wollstonecraft?) Mary Wollstonecraft 3.Who wrote the most widely circulated radical response to Burke, which sold more than 200,000 copies in a year? Thomas Pain 4.In his pamphlet condemning the French Revolution, Edmund Burke refers to the rational philosophy of Enlightenment that inspired and justified the revolution as “this barbarous philosophy, which is the offspring of cold hearts and muddy understandings” (192). Why does Burke refer to a barbarous philosophy, cold hearts, and muddy understandings? How do these adjectives respond to the representation of rational philosophy put forward by those who support the revolution? See notes from 1/20/16 - Burke is using these words to appeal to an emotional side of his audience, where his opponents are trying to appeal to the reason and logic side 5.In what other passage(s) in his Reflections do we encounter people who could be described as barbarous? In what other passage(s) does Burke refer to offspring? Answer found on pg. 188/189 Answer found on pg. 190
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