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Constructivism and Relativism in Oakeshott

I’ve been thinking and writing about social constructivism for nigh on 20 years which was one of the primary motivations behind the setting up of EPISTEME to take on the tripe that was being peddled in philosophy departments, but had already well and truly infected departments with no philosophical culture, i.e. English, sociology, anthropology, gender and so…

Sameness and Substance Renewed

Below is David Wiggins’ Preface from one of my favourite books. A tough read but well worth the effort. Here also is the Table of Contents and Preamble. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When Sameness and Substance (Blackwell, 1980) went out of print, Cambridge University Press agreed to take over the book. They suggested that the Longer Notes be dropped…

Some More Recent Oakeshottiana

1. Michael Oakeshott’s Skepticism 2. Oakeshott on Practice, Normative Thought and Political Philosophy 3. Michael Oakeshott’s political philosophy of civil association and constructivism in International Relations civil associationConservatismconstructivismDavide Orsi.international relationsLiberalismMichael OakeshottnormativismPolitical philosophyskepticism