Hegel's World Revolutions: Richard Bourke Interviewed by Nigel Warburton - Oxford Literary Festival

Fri 22 Mar 2024, 12:00 - 13:00

Hearing loop
Wheelchair accessible venue
Portrait of Professor Richard Bourke FBA
Weston Lecture Theatre

This event is part of the Oxford Literary Festival

Historian Professor Richard Bourke FBA takes a fresh look at the ideas of the 19th-century German philosopher Hegel and argues that the post-war revolt against them has impoverished our approach to history and politics.

Bourke goes back to Hegel’s original vision of history and politics and says they have importance and relevance for contemporary society. He explores his argument through a series of world revolutions that Hegel believed had led to the rise of civil society and the emergence of the constitutional state.

Bourke is professor of the history of political thought and at the University of Cambridge. His previous books include Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke. Here he talks to popular philosopher Dr Nigel Warburton, author of Philosophy: The Basics and presenter of the Philosophy Bites podcasts.

Speaker: Professor Richard Bourke FBA

Chair: Dr Nigel Warburton

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