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Reclaiming Liberalism: Preview

In press for Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism. This collection redresses the conceptual hubris and illiteracy that has come to obscure the central presuppositions of classical liberalism – that is, the wresting of epistemic independence from overwhelming concentrations of power, monopolies and capricious zealotries be they of a state, religious or corporate in character. Reclaiming…

Smith on Smith

Here is the opening paragraph to Vernon’s Foreward to Propriety and Prosperity. I would urge anyone interested in situated cognition to read his superb Rationality in Economics: Constructivist and Ecological Forms, amazingly an unknown work within situated circles, proponent or critic. Also worth a read is Vernon’s memoir. This book is a welcome addition to the resurgent scholarly…

Michael Oakeshott on Authority, Governance, and the State

Due to be published this August. Introduction/Eric S. Kos The State is the Attempt to Strip Metaphor out of Politics/James Alexander The Problem of Liberal Political Legitimacy/David D. Corey Oakeshott on the State: Between History and Philosophy/Gary Browning  Taking Natural Law Seriously within the Liberal Tradition/Timothy Fuller The Authority of the State and the Traditional…