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‘Law and Lawyers in Edmund Burke’s Scottish Enlightenment’

Studies in Burke and His Time, (ns) Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 38, 2005

28 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2009  

Seán Patrick Donlan

University of Limerick

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

On the margins of 'patriotism' and 'popery', Edmund Burke's essential Irishness remains poorly understood, not least in Ireland. But Burke was himself twice lord rector of Glasgow - he preceded Adam Smith - and there are few aspects of his life so neglected and so potentially rewarding as his relationships - personal,professional, and philosophical - to Scots jurists and the 'Scottish enlightenment'. Between them, Burke and the Scots exemplified the most pressing debates and developments of the century.

Keywords: Edmund Burke, law, lawyers, Scotland, Scottish Enlightenment

Suggested Citation

Donlan, Seán Patrick, ‘Law and Lawyers in Edmund Burke’s Scottish Enlightenment’ (2005). Studies in Burke and His Time, (ns) Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 38, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1474292

Seán Patrick Donlan (Contact Author)

University of Limerick ( email )

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University of Limerick
Limerick, Limerick N/A
Ireland

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