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Oakeshott on Law

Going all the way back to his early essay “The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence,” Oakeshott always saw an intimate connection between political philosophy and the philosophy of law. Steven Gerencser subjects Oakeshott’s philosophy of law to careful analysis in his essay “Oakeshott on Law.” He argues that there is a fundamental tension between the…

Michael Oakeshott on the History of Political Thought

What did Oakeshott mean by the “history of political thought”? This is the question Martyn Thompson addresses in his essay “Michael Oakeshott on the History of Political Thought.” He highlights two features of Oakeshott’s conception: first, that the historical past is a construction of the historian, and therefore the meaning of any given historical text…

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…