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Edmund Burke and Roy Porter : two views of revolution and the British enlightenment

dc.contributor.advisorStewart, Larryen_US
dc.creatorPolachic, Mark Lewisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-25T00:49:05Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:47:25Z
dc.date.available2008-08-20T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:47:25Z
dc.date.created2007en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an analysis of Edmund Burke's place in intellectual history by examining his commentary on the French Revolution as well as his role in the Enlightenment itself. In doing so, it brings to bear the previously unexplored ideas of the twentieth-century historian Roy Porter. The thesis proposes that Burke's indictment of French philosophy as the cause of the French Revolution created enduring historiographic connotations between radicalism and the notion of enlightenment. Consequently, British thinkers of the eighteenth-century were invariably dismissed as conservative or reactionary and therefore unworthy to be regarded as enlightened figures. Porter's reconsideration of the British Enlightenment reveals Burke to be a staunch defender of hard-won enlightened values which British society had already long enjoyed.The source material is, for the most part, primary. For Edmund Burke, his correspondence and his Reflections on the Revolution in France. For Roy Porter, his most relevant essays, journal articles and monographs.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07252007-004905en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHistory of Ideasen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophesen_US
dc.subjectBritish Enlightenmenten_US
dc.subjectEnlightenmenten_US
dc.subjectFrench Revolutionen_US
dc.subjectRoy Porteren_US
dc.subjectEdmund Burkeen_US
dc.titleEdmund Burke and Roy Porter : two views of revolution and the British enlightenmenten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
thesis.degree.departmentHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US

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