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dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, James
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-13T20:45:37Z
dc.date.available2015-07-13T20:45:37Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSchmidt, James. "'This New Conquering Empire of Light and Reason:' Edmund Burke, James Gillray, and the Dangers of Enlightenment." Diametros 40 (2014): 126-148. doi:10.13153/diam.40.2014.633en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/11662
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the use of images of “light” and “enlightenment” in Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France and in the controversy that greeted the book, with an emphasis on caricatures of Burke and his book by James Gillray and others. Drawing on Hans Blumenberg’s discussion of the metaphor of “light as truth,” it situates this controversy within the broader usage of images of light and reason in eighteenth-century frontispieces and (drawing on the work of J.G.A. Pocock and Albert O. Hirschman) explores the ways in which Burke’s critique of Richard Price operates with a rhetoric that views Price as part of an enlightenment that was inherently “radical” and, hence, a threat to the “enlightenment” that, in Burke’s view, had already been achieved.en_US
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dc.subjectEdmund Burkeen_US
dc.subjectEnlightenmenten_US
dc.subjectJames Gillrayen_US
dc.subjectFrench Revolutionen_US
dc.subjectRichard Priceen_US
dc.subjectCaricatureen_US
dc.subjectFrontispiecesen_US
dc.subjectLighten_US
dc.subjectHans Blumenbergen_US
dc.subjectAlbert O. Hirschmanen_US
dc.subjectJ.G.A. Pococken_US
dc.title'This New Conquering Empire of Light and Reason:' Edmund Burke, James Gillray, and the Dangers of Enlightenmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.13153/diam.40.2014.633


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