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Alice Cooper as Presidential Candidate

Some may recall this bit of satire from the band 43 years ago — tricky Dicky was of course President. In the UK we had the perennial Screaming Lord Sutch, founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party taking the piss. The point is that perhaps it shouldn’t surprise one that that otherwise intelligent people of all political persuasions…

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 a conservative that even most self-avowed conservatives would typically recognise. The identification of Michael Oakeshott with conservatism is fraught with debate. To be sure, some…

Review of Oakeshott’s The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence

Here’s a very brief review published in Political Studies Review. Michael Oakeshott: The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence by Luke O’Sullivan ( ed. ). Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2008. 384 pp., £30.00, ISBN 978 1845 400309 In this book, Luke O’Sullivan presents us with Oakeshott the philosopher and Oakeshott the political commentator. The philosophical Oakeshott is…

Dewey and Oakeshott on Politics and Education

Here’s a very recent paper from the Philosophy of Education. Here is the correct link for Francis Schrag’s reference to Bob Grant’s “On Writing Michael Oakeshott’s Biography.” Speaking of which, Bob Grant has written a fantastic biographical essay “The Pursuit of Intimacy, or Rationalism in Love” for Paul and my Companion. Bob GrantMichael OakeshottPhilosophy of Educationrationalism

Oakeshott Conference: Tulsa 2011

Religion, Politics and the Future of Liberal Education: The Tenth Anniversary Meeting of the Michael Oakeshott Association, 2001-2011 UNIVERSITY OF TULSA OCTOBER 13-16, 2011 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Michael Oakeshott Association, a group established to encourage the critical study of one of the twentieth century’s most important political philosophers.…