Aims/Description: This course will look at the intense philosophical debate that followed the upheaval of the French Revolution. The main texts studied will be Edmund Burke┐s Reflection on the Revolution in France attacking the Revolution and Thomas Paine┐s reply defending it, The Rights of Man. Burke and Paine will be the main texts studied. We may also, if time allows, look at the writings of some such others ┐ which might vary from year to year - as William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Joseph de Maistre, Benjamin Constant and Germaine de StaŰl.
Restrictions on availability: No
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