This volume provides a thorough and crucial account of the political work of Edmund Burke. "Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers" provides comprehensive accounts of the works of seminal conservative thinkers from a variety of periods, disciplines and traditions - the first series of its kind. Even the selection of thinkers adds another aspect to conservative thinking, including not only theorists but also thinkers in literary forms and those who are also practitioners. This volume includes an intellectual biography, historical context, critical exposition on Burke's work, reception and influence, contemporary relevance, bibliography including references to electronic resources and an index. The series comprises twenty volumes, each including an intellectual biography, historical context, critical exposition of the thinker's work, reception and influence, contemporary relevance, bibliography including references to electronic resources and an index.
Dennis O'Keeffe is Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Buckingham, UK. Dr Meadowcroft is Lecturer in Public Policy at King's College London, UK and the author of The Ethics of the Market (Palgrave, 2005) and co-author of Rescuing Social Capital from Social Democracy (Institute of Economic Affairs, 2007).
Chapter 1. Edmund Burke: The Contradictions of Benevolence; Chapter 2. Genial Olympian: Burke and his Opinions; Chapter 3. Great Acclaim, Some Derision and Much Controversy. How Burke was Received; Chapter 4. Under Burkean Eyes: Burke and Our Present Blessings and Woes.