A Companion to Michael Oakeshott by Paul FrancoA Companion to Michael Oakeshott by Paul Franco

A Companion to Michael Oakeshott

EditorPaul Franco, Leslie Marsh

Paperback | September 25, 2012

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Michael Oakeshott has long been recognized as one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century, but until now no single volume has been able to examine all the facets of his wide-ranging philosophy with sufficient depth, expertise, and authority. The essays collected here cover all aspects of Oakeshott’s thought, from his theory of knowledge and philosophies of history, religion, art, and education to his reflections on morality, politics, and law.

Aside from the editors, the contributors are Corey Abel, David Boucher, Elizabeth Corey, Robert Devigne, Timothy Fuller, Steven Gerencser, Robert Grant, Noel Malcolm, Kenneth McIntyre, Kenneth Minogue, Noël O’Sullivan, Geoffrey Thomas, and Martyn Thompson.

Paul Franco is Professor of Government at Bowdoin College.Leslie Marsh is Assistant Director of the New England Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Studies and a Research Associate in the Dean’s Office of the Medical School at the University of British Columbia. Paul Franco is Professor of Government at Bowdoin College. L...
Title:A Companion to Michael OakeshottFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0271054085

ISBN - 13:9780271054087

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Table of Contents



List of Abbreviations


Paul Franco and Leslie Marsh

1 The Pursuit of Intimacy, or Rationalism in Love

Robert Grant

Part One: The Conversation of Mankind

2 The Victim of Thought: The Idealist Inheritance

David Boucher

3 Philosophy and Its Moods: Oakeshott on the Practice of Philosophy

Kenneth McIntyre

4 Michael Oakeshott’s Philosophy of History

Geoffrey Thomas

5 Radical Temporality and the Modern Moral Imagination: Two Themes in the Thought of Michael Oakeshott

Timothy Fuller

6 The Religious Sensibility of Michael Oakeshott

Elizabeth Corey

7 Whatever It Turns Out to Be: Oakeshott on Aesthetic Experience

Corey Abel

8 Un Début dans la Vie Humaine: Michael Oakeshott on Education

Paul Franco

Part Two: Political Philosophy

9 Michael Oakeshott on the History of Political Thought

Martyn Thompson

10 Oakeshott and Hobbes

Noel Malcolm

11 The Fate of Rationalism in Oakeshott’s Thought

Kenneth Minogue

12 Oakeshott and Hayek: Situating the Mind

Leslie Marsh

13 Oakeshott as Conservative

Robert Devigne

14 Oakeshott on Civil Association

Noël O’Sullivan

15 Oakeshott on Law

Steven Gerencser

Notes on Contributors


Editorial Reviews

A Companion to Michael Oakeshott can therefore legitimately claim to serve as an authoritative guide to Oakeshott’s thought. It will be of great value to advanced scholars as well as students unfamiliar with his ideas.”

—Martin Beckstein, Political Studies Review