This edition first published in 1960. The revival of interest in the thought of Burke was one of the justifications for the publication of a second edition of Professor Cobban’s study of the political and social ideas of Burke and his closest disciples, the Lake Poets.
Burke’s thought has both historical and permanent significance: fundamentally his works are as relevant today as when they were first written. In this book Burke’s ideas are discussed without the uncritical adulation they receive in some quarters, and those of the Lake Poets without the undue depreciation from which they used to suffer.
This title will be of great interest to students of politics, philosophy and history.
Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Note; 1. Fundamental Ideas of the Eighteenth Century 2. Burke and the Heritage of Locke 3. Burke: Basis of Political Theory 4. Burke and the Origins of the Theory of Nationality 5. Wordsworth and Nationality 6. The Political Philosophy of Coleridge 7. The Lake Poets and Social Reform 8. The State and Religion 9. The Revolt against the Eighteenth Century; Bibliographical
Routledge Library Editions: Political Thought and Political Philosophy (54 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1924 and 2003. Political theory has a long history and broad scope, this set draws together research from leading academics covering key themes such as: liberty and justice, power, federalism, anarchy and direct action, socialism, Marxism and liberalism. It will be of interest to students of both politics and philosophy.