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The Religious Sensibility of Michael Oakeshott

Here is the opening to Elizabeth Corey’s essay for the Companion. I have often thought that one of the best introductions to the philosophy of Michael Oakeshott is a children’s book by Arnold Lobel. Grasshopper on the Road describes the journey of a remarkably even-tempered grasshopper who meets various other insects on his way down…

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 Disposition of Delight

My chum and the new president of the Michael Oakeshott Association, Elizabeth Corey, has just had this article published in First Things. Since this article is by subscription, I will only post a couple of extracts that caught my eye. Elizabeth is an excellent scholar whose chapter entitled “The Religious Sensibility of Michael Oakeshott” will be…

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…

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…