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March 4th, 2019

The Irish Enlightenment

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Forum for Philosophy

March 4th, 2019

The Irish Enlightenment

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute

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
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy and Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, UCD

 

Co-sponsored by the British Society for the History of Philosophy

 

Recorded on 4 March 2019 at the LSE

 

 


 

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