political philosophy

Alan Ryan’s On Politics: A History of Political Philosophy

Nice review in The Economist. I’ve always liked Ryan’s work especially his edited Social Explanation and Russell: A Political Life. It is also important that, as Mr Ryan puts it, “long-dead writers often…

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Oakeshott as Conservative

Rob Devigne (or maybe it’s really Jack Nicholson) looks at Oakeshott’s ostensibly conservative stance – as several in this volume point out, this is very tricky territory indeed. Oakeshott is not…

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Discount on Oakeshott Companion

In anticipation of the publication date (October) Penn State University Press are offering a 20% discount off the cover price of A Companion to Michael Oakeshott – download form here.

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Antifoundationalist in spite of himself?

Here’s a review of Aryeh Botwinick’s recent book Michael Oakeshott’s Skepticism by my co-editor Paul Franco. Here is the opening salvo: This is a strange book. From the title, one might…

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Oakeshott in French

Adrien Guillemin tells me that that the French translation of Michael Oakeshott’s “On Being Conservative” has been released by Les Editions du Félin in Paris with a Preface and a…

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Cambridge Companion to Oakeshott

Efraim Podoksik’s The Cambridge Companion to Oakeshott is now available. Check out Efraim’s intro.

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Morals and markets

Sandel plugging his latest. The journalist’s quote below has much resonance to me. Even to a toddler’s mind, the logic of the transaction was evidently clear – if he had…

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