This study of Edmund Burke and his philosophy, originally published in 1958, explores his relationship to, and belief in, the natural law. It shows that Burke appealed to natural law in the political problems he encountered in American, Irish, and Indian affairs.
Peter J. Stanlis is Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois. He is the editor of Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches and Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and the Modern World, and is the author of Robert Frost: The Individual and Society and Edmund Burke: The Enlightenment and Revolution, available from Transaction. V. Bradley Lewis is assistant professor of philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He is a frequent contributor to philosophy journals, including Communio: International Catholic Review, Southern Journal of Philosophy, and Polity.