Edmund Burke: The First Conservative

Edmund Burke: The First Conservative

by Jesse Norman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465062935
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 408,083
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jesse Norman, MP, is widely regarded as one of the rising stars of the British House of Commons. A former Parliamentarian of the Year, he was educated at Oxford (BA) and holds a PhD in philosophy from University College London. His previous books include Edmund Burke: The First Conservative.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Introduction 1

Part 1 Life

1 An Irishman Abroad, 1730-1759 9

2 In and Out of Power, 1759-1774 37

3 Ireland, America and King Mob, 1774-1780 72

4 India, Economical Reform and the King's Madness, 1780-1789 102

5 Reflecting on Revolution, 1789-1797 134

Part 2 Thought

6 Reputation, Reason and the Enlightenment Project 171

7 The Social Self 192

8 Forging Modem Politics 215

9 The Rise of Liberal Individualism 237

10 The Recovery of Value 257

Conclusion: Burke Today 278

Notes 290

Select Bibliography 299

Acknowledgements 306

Index 309

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