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Oakeshott on Civil Association

In “Oakeshott on Civil Association,” Noël O’Sullivan offers a magisterial account of Oakeshott’s ideal of civil association, showing that it is addressed above all to the moral problem of reconciling authority with freedom in the highly pluralistic circumstances of modern Europe. Hobbes made significant progress in this normative endeavor to find a shared sense of…

Thomas Hobbes: Twisted Fire-Starter?

In 1666, Oxford University ordered the wholesale burning of all copies of copies of Hobbes’s work . . . Such was the backlash against Hobbes, questions were asked in Parliament during the inquest into the Great Fire of London (2-5 September 1666), it was suggested that the burning of Hobbes’s books may have been a…

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…

Rationalism in law

Graham Gee and Grégoire Webber’s article now available  in the Modern Law Review. Michael OakeshottOakeshottphilosophical jurisprudencephilosophy of lawPolitical philosophyrationalismThomas Hobbes