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Oakeshott on Aesthetic Experience

Here is a trailer of Corey Abel’s essay “Whatever It Turns Out To Be: Oakeshott on Aesthetic Experience,” the eighth essay in the run-up to the Companion’s official publication on October 19: Orbaneja, a fictional painter from a real town, is criticized by Don Quixote for painting so badly that he produces only “whatever emerges,” so…

Companion to Oakeshott

At last PSUP have published the contents. ConversationMichael OakeshottNoel MalcolmOakeshottPaul FrancoPhilosophyPolitical philosophyThomas Hobbes

Clouding Conservatism

Yet more Oakeshottiana. Here is a brief review by Elizabeth Corey of The Meanings of Michael Oakeshott’s Conservatism (table of contents). Corey summarizes why Oakeshott’s supposed conservatism equally frustrates self-avowed conservatives and liberal critics: in the second excerpt she neatly captures the appeal of Oakeshott for someone such as myself. (See also another recent posting). In…

A Companion to Michael Oakeshott (Again)

We know it’s been a long time in coming but we have some blindingly superb essays comprising this volume. In lieu of conventional abstracts here is an extract from Paul and my introductory essay. For a full table of contents and a dedicated website see here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Editorial Extract The first two essays deal with…

Ryle and Oakeshott

At last here is the book in which my essay “Ryle and Oakeshott on the know-how/know-that distinction” appears, masterly edited by Corey Abel. A draft of the paper can be found here. Don’t get hung up by the use of the word “conservatism” in the collection’s title – Oakeshott’s conservatism bears no resemblance to those…

Oakeshott ’09 Programme

MICHAEL OAKESHOTT ASSOCIATION BAYLOR UNIVERSITY WACO, TEXAS NOVEMBER 12-14, 2009 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009 6:30 PM   Check-in—Foyer of Armstrong Browning Library 7:00 PM   Dinner in Cox Reception Hall 7:45-9:00   Address—Timothy Fuller FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009 8:30-9:00  Coffee service 9:00 -10:15  Address—Roger Scruton: “Politics and Conversation” 10:30-12:00   Panel 1: Oakeshott and Strauss…