A passionate critic of the French Revolution yet a defender of the revolt of the American colonies: this lecture explores the paradoxical relationship between Edmund Burke and the history of conservatism.
Richard Bourke, a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin for 2014/15, is Professor in the History of Political Thought and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University of London. He has published on such themes as empire, democracy, conquest and revolution in enlightenment political theory. His new book, Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke, will appear with Princeton University Press in September 2015.
Abendkolloquium am Wissenschaftskolleg
Mittwoch, 03. Dezember 2014
Kamera: Sarah Rehbock
Postproduktion: Anna Konik