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Three Ideas of the University

The very excellent James Alexander in The European Legacy. Oakeshott’s The Voice of Liberal Learning freely available here. Noel Annan commented that Michael Oakeshott’s “was the finest evocation of the ‘the idea of the university’ since Newman’s; and more subtle and persuasive”. Educationjames alexanderJohn Henry NewmanLiberal artsLiberal educationMichael Oakeshottnoel annanPhilosophy of Education

Grammar Of Assent/Loss and Gain

Newman’s classic An Essay In Aid Of A Grammar Of Assent is unlikely to have been read by mainstream epistemologists — much to their shame. GoA is freely available on Project Gutenberg as is his philosophical novel Loss and Gain: The Sory of a Convert.  EmpiricismEpistemologyepistemology of religious beliefgrammar of assentJohn Henry Newmanloss and gainphilosophical literatureReligion

Jesse Norman on Liberal Education/ Orsi on Oakeshott and International Relations

Listen to Jesse Norman’s Oakeshott talk. Also an article recently published by Davide Orsi. Introduction Michael Oakeshott’s thought has been considered from a great variety of perspectives and has been interpreted in many, often divergent, ways. For example, scholars have placed his works in the context of the history of philosophy and they have highlighted their relationship…