The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: from the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence | University of Oxford

The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: from the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence

Denis Galligan,  John W Adams, Andrew Murphy
17:30 - 18:30
Lecture Theatre
Manor Road Building, Social Sciences Division
Manor Rd
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3UQ
Lectures and seminars
Free
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In this book colloquium on David Bromwich’s biography of Edmund Burke (1730-1797), legal and political experts from both sides of the Atlantic will discuss Burke's life and work.
This intellectual biography examines the first three decades of Burke’s professional life. His protest against the cruelties of English society and his criticism of all unchecked power laid the groundwork for his later attacks on abuses of government in India, Ireland, and France. 
Burke is commonly seen as the father of modern conservatism. Bromwich reveals the matter to be far more subtle and interesting.
Participants:
Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford; John W Adams, Chairman of the Board, FLJS; and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University; Andrew Murphy, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Rutgers University.