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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…

Oakeshott Association Conference Programme

Here is the programme for the MOA meeting at Colorado College. Charles Sanders PeirceConservatismConversationEric VoegelinfoucaultHegelhistory of political thoughthumeLiberalismMichael OakeshottMichael Oakeshott AssociationmodernityPhilosophy of historyphilosophy of social sciencePolitical philosophyR. G. Collingwoodrationalism

Philosophy and its moods

These excerpts from Ken McIntyre’s essay Philosophy and its moods: Oakeshott’s insistence on the dispositional skepticism of philosophical activity leads to his rejection of both the importance of authority in philosophy and the relevance of philosophy to practical life. He writes that philosophy “recognizes neither ‘authorities’ nor ‘established doctrines,’” because such institutions present themselves as conclusions…

A Companion to Michael Oakeshott

After a four year gestation with many, often quite bizarre twists and turns, today this project officially reaches its fruition. To read excerpts from each chapter, type “oakeshott” into this site’s search box. a companion to michael oakeshottBritish Idealismdead philosophersMichael OakeshottOakeshottPhilosophy of historyphilosophy of social sciencePolitical philosophyThomas Hobbes

Philosophy and its Moods: Oakeshott on the Practice of Philosophy

Extract from Ken McIntyre’s chapter: Among non-academic intellectuals and political theorists, Michael Oakeshott is known primarily as a conservative political thinker who produced a series of essays in the 1950s which were critical of “rationalist” or “ideological” politics. Others who have read more deeply in Oakeshott’s corpus are aware of his contributions to the philosophy…

Michael Oakeshott’s Philosophy of History

In the countdown to October 19th here is the intro to Geoff Thomas’ chapter: Omnis determinatio est negatio, says Spinoza: to specify the nature of anything is also illuminatingly to say what it is not. This remark, whatever its general force, applies exactly to Michael Oakeshott’s philosophy of history. Oakeshott is a polemicist, a prince…