1730-1784 Volume 1
By (author) F. P. Lock
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Edmund Burke by F. P. Lock
Book DescriptionEdmund Burke (1730-1797) was one of the most profound, versatile, and accomplished thinkers of the eighteenth century. Born and educated in Dublin, he moved to London to study law, but remained to make a career in English politics, completing A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757) before entering the political arena. A Member of Parliament for nearly thirty years, his speeches are still read and studied as classics of political thought, and through his best-known work, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) he has continued to exercise a posthumous influence as 'the father of conservatism'. In this, the first of two volumes, F.P. Lock covers the years between 1730-1784, and describes Burke's Irish upbringing and education, early writing, and his parliamentary career throughout the momentous years of the American War of Independence. Lavishly illustrated, the book provides an authoritative account of the complexity and breadth of Burke's philosophical and political writing and examines its origins in his personal experiences and the political world of his day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199226634
(234mm x 157mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author F. P. Lock
Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, Paperback (July 2012)
This is one of the major texts in the western intellectual tradition. The book describes Burke's political and intellectual world, stressing the importance of the idea of 'property' in Burke's thought. It then focuses more closely on Burke's personal and political situation in the late 1780s to explain how the Reflections came to be written.
Edmund Burke, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by F. P. Lock
This volume concludes Professor Lock's magisterial biography of Edmund Burke, one of the most influential political philosophers in the Western tradition. Covering the most interesting years of Burke's life, the leading themes are India and the French Revolution. Burke was a key figure in shaping long-term British attitudes to both.
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