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The Irish Enlightenment (the Forum)

4 March, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

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 the intellectual landscape? Is there something distinctively Irish about their writing? Join us to discuss the thought and times of this remarkable group of thinkers.


Ian McBride
Foster Professor of Irish History, Hertford College, Oxford
Katherine O’Donnell
Associate Professor History of Ideas, University College Dublin
Tom Stoneham
Professor of Philosophy, University of York

Clare Moriarty
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy


Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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