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Politics in a poetic key

This from ABC (Australia) from a few years back — audio and transcript — featuring two chaps who made it over to London for MOA 2001. The fresh Oakeshott images below by Brian John Spencer. a companion to michael oakeshottBrian John Spencerian tragenzaMichael Oakeshottpeter colemanPolitical philosophy

Review of Franco-Marsh Companion

Review essay of A Companion to Michael Oakeshott CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL OAKESHOTT – AN INTERLUDE TO OAKESHOTT SCHOLARSHIP by Suvi Soininen Redescriptions: yearbook of political thought, conceptual history and feminist theory. 2012/2013, vol. 16, pp. 172-187 (in downloadable pdf) a companion to michael oakeshottaestheticsBritish IdealismConservatismConversationEpistemologyexperience and its modesHayekhistory of political thoughtLeslie MarshLiberalismMichael Oakeshotton human conductPaul Francophilosophical jurisprudencePhilosophy of…

Companion Luncheon Launch

Thanks to Corey Abel, Paul Franco, Steven Gerencser, Ken McIntyre and Ken Minogue, five of the Companion’s contributors, all of whom did such a sterling job of expressing to the assembled audience why Oakeshott is such a worthwhile thinker. Thanks also to our AHI hosts Bob Paquette and Thomas Cheeseman. a companion to michael oakeshottMichael…

Oakeshott and Hayek: Situating the Mind

Below are some excerpts from my paper – the excerpts chosen with a view to addressing the criticisms leveled by John Kekes. 1) Kekes writes: The third deficient essay is by Leslie Marsh, one of the editors of this volume. He compares Oakeshott and Hayek from the point of view of cognitive science. I find…

The Fate of Rationalism in Oakeshott’s Thought

However long Ken Minogue has been writing about rationalism he always has a knack of bringing something new and elegant to the topic. Oakeshott was passionate about ideas, and in casual conversation he did not stint on expressing his disdain for folly, but his philosophical instincts were always to discover some element of rationality in…