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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…

Anglo-American Idealism

I want to give a plug for this new book edited by James Connelly and Stamatoula Panagakou. They have worked tirelessly in keeping interest in idealism alive and have brought together a who’s who of experts in this field. However unfashionable and derided idealism might be, I for one still find it a fertile tradition…

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,…

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…

The Elusive Oakeshott

Here is a characteristically lucid piece by Ken Minogue on Oakeshott’s supposed conservatism. It should be noted that conservatism as Oakeshott understood it, is an anathema to “conservatism” understood in the American context. I take the view that these the terms are not at all helpful and are, for the most part, vulgarized. Oakeshott was…

The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott

A rather belated plug for this book. The follow up is currently being edited.