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Hobby Horses

John Gray discusses the reissue of A Guide to the Classics or How to Pick the Derby Winner in the Literary Review. For both authors, the point of betting on the horses was not so much profiting from the wager as the satisfaction that came from picking the winner. A Guide to the ClassicsGuy Griffithjohn grayMichael…

Stochastic rationality in Oakeshott’s philosophy

With the MOA conference about to start in just under a week here’s an excellent and unusual piece by Erika Kiss entitled “The rules of the game: Stochastic rationality in Oakeshott’s rule-of-law theory — unusual in that Oakeshott’s A New Guide to the Derby rarely features in an academic paper beyond being mentioned as a curiosity. The rest…