Talk:Edmund Burke

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Does citation support all assertions?[edit]

[Never mind. My mistake. Have a nice day! :)]

Phantom in ca (talk) 23:33, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Subject of property[edit]

The article states, without citation, that Burke was first to put property at the base of social development and that this was radical. However, political philosophers such as John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau had done the exact same thing years before. Just something to consider for revision. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.135.100.114 (talk) 17:39, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Timeline[edit]

I like that this article contains a time line. But I think its usefulness could be increased if it had more aspects, perhaps in tabular form. A potential example (not searching for hits, but this is an example of one I developed on Samuel Johnson: http://samueljohnson.com/timeline.html ) I love Burke but don't know enough about the biographical details to develop something analogous for Burke. And I think a time line for Burke could also be improved by adding a column of historical context at the same time (if that wouldn't violate Wikipedia standards). Just a thought. Frank Lynch (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:51, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

India and the impeachment of Warren Hastings[edit]

I tried to improve the grammar, clarity, and coherence of this section, only to discover late in the game that there is a separate Wikipedia article that specifically and exclusively addresses the topic! Of course, it's nobody's fault but mine that I wasn't cognizant of the second article sooner, since it is quite properly noted at the beginning of this section. I stumbled across this article while researching something only remotely related, and I need to acknowledge up front that I am in no way an expert on Burke or the impeachment of Governor-General Hastings. Therefore, this section would undoubtedly benefit from another more knowledgeable editor's (or editors') expertise. I attempted to prune the article of unsubstantiated assertions and statements that contradict the Impeachment of Warren Hastings article, since the later is more comprehensive, seems more accurate (more references; nice, logical flow; and tighter congruence with what little I know about this period of English history. - Mark D Worthen PsyD 14:13, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Infobox philosopher[edit]

Note to editors: please do not delete the Infobox philosopher template [1] or add unsupported infobox parameters [2]. The parameters of Infobox philosopher are vital to the purposes of WikiProject Philosophy. If you want to add an Infobox officeholder, please do it as is done in the article about Joseph Stiglitz were both an Infobox economist and an Infobox officeholder are featured. Thanks. --Omnipaedista (talk) 12:07, 1 July 2014 (UTC)