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April 22nd, 2020

From the vaults: The Irish Enlightenment

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Forum for Philosophy

April 22nd, 2020

From the vaults: The Irish Enlightenment

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Ian McBride/ Katherine O’Donnell/ Tom Stoneham

 


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Though often overlooked in discussions of the Enlightenment, Ireland was a vibrant centre for intellectuals of many stripes. Jonathan Swift, Edmund Burke, George Berkeley, and many others made lasting contributions to literature, philosophy, politics, and science. How did the turbulent political times of eighteenth-century Ireland affect this intellectual landscape? Is there something distinctively Irish about this writing? We discuss the thought and times of this remarkable group of thinkers.

 

Speakers
Ian McBride
Foster Professor of Irish History, Hertford College, Oxford
Katherine O’Donnell
Associate Professor in History of Ideas, UCD
Tom Stoneham
Professor of Philosophy, University of York

Chair
Clare Moriarty
IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin & Fellow, Forum for Philosophy

 

In association with the British Society for the History of Philosophy

 

Recorded on 4 March 2019 at the LSE

 

 

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