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Deep Cuts from Oakeshott Companion

This from David Boucher’s The Victim of Thought: The Idealist Inheritance: Idealists and realists were not as antagonistic toward each other as is commonly thought. Harold Joachim, for example, submitted the second chapter of The Nature of Truth to his “friend Bertrand Russell” before the book was published. R. G. Collingwood was a respected figure internationally…

Colin McGinn: All machine and no ghost?

Colin McGinn locates his position within philosophy of mind. Though not a fashionable position, I’m very sympathetic to it – and of course, it is a position that has much in common with Hayek. The “mysterianism” I advocate is really nothing more than the acknowledgment that human intelligence is a local, contingent, temporal, practical and…

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…

British Idealism and the concept of the self

I don’t normally post conference calls or CFP but this conference has appeal to me. I did attend the Bradley Society conference in about 1997 at Harris Manchester hosted by Bill Mander and had a great time there. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Date: 27th – 29th August, 2013 Location: Harris Manchester College, Oxford Idealism dominated British philosophy during…

Old Reviews of Experience and its Modes

Here are two reviews of Experience and its Modes that I’ve only recently come across. The former is exceedingly warm; the latter, not surprisingly, very dismissive since it is reviewed in North America’s premier philosophy journal. I don’t mean to imply that The Journal of Philosophy is unduly critical – merely, that philosophy journals are,…