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Oakeshott, Michael 1901-1990

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Works: 209 works in 901 publications in 10 languages and 30,800 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Sources  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: JA71, 320.01
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Rationalism in politics and other essays by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

68 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationalism in Politics, first published in 1962, has established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist politics. Oakeshott criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly "scientific" or rationalistic principles that ignore the wealth and variety of human experience. "Rationalism in politics," says Oakeshott, "involves a misconception with regard to the nature of human knowledge." History has shown that it produces unexpected, often disastrous results. "Having cut himself off from the traditional knowledge of his society, and denied the value of any education more extensive than a training in a technique of analysis," the Rationalist succeeds only in undermining the institutions that hold civilized society together. In this regard, rationalism in politics is "a corruption of the mind."
The voice of liberal learning : Michael Oakeshott on education by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1989, when Michael Oakeshott's Voice of Liberal Learning was first published by Yale University Press, books that held a negative view of education in the United States, such as Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind and E.D. Hirsch's Cultural Literacy, had garnered a remarkable amount of attention. There have been countless lamentations about the state of schooling in America in recent years, and there have been countless recommendations toward what is invariably called "educational reform." To those weary and wary of the cacophony about what's wrong with education in America and what ought to be done about it, Oakeshott's voice beckons. As usual, his approach to the subject is subtle, comprehensive, and radical--in the sense of summoning readers to the root of the matter. That root, Oakeshott believed, is the very nature of learning itself and, concomitantly, the means (as distinct from the method) by which the life of learning is discovered, cultivated, and pursued
Hobbes on civil association by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

32 editions published between 1937 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On human conduct by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

35 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Human Conduct is composed of three connected essays. Each has its own concern: the first with theoretical understanding, and with human conduct in general; the second with an ideal mode of human relationship which the author has called civil association; and the third with that ambiguous, historic association commonly called a modern European state. Running through the work is Professor Oakshott's belief in philosophical reflection as an adventure: the adventure of one who seeks to understand in other terms what he already understands, and where the understanding is sought is a disclosure of the conditions of the understanding enjoyed and not a substitute for it. Its most appropriate expression is an essay, which, he writes, "does not dissemble the conditionality of the conclusions it throws up and although it may enlighten it does not instruct
The social and political doctrines of contemporary Europe by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

63 editions published between 1939 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experience and its modes by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

58 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Its theme is Modality: human experience recognized as a variety of independent, self-consistent worlds of discourse, each the invention of human intelligence, but each also to be understood as abstract and an arrest in human experience. The theme is pursued in a consideration of the practical, the historical and the scientific modes of understanding
Leviathan; or, The matter, forme and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiasticall and civil by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

41 editions published between 1900 and 1965 in English and French and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On history and other essays by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and experience: essays presented to Professor Michael Oakeshott on the occasion of his retirement by Preston T King( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathan : or, The matter, forme and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiasticall and civil by Thomas Hobbes( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparable to Plato's Republic in depth and insight, Leviathan includes two society-changing phenomena that Plato didn't dare to dream of -- the rise of great nation-states with their claims to absolute sovereignty, and modern science, with its unprecedented analytic power. To Hobbes, the leviathan -- a mythical sea creature described in the Old Testament -- represented his central thesis: that the state must be strong in order to control and protect its citizens. Even today, Hobbes's thesis in Leviathan is debated among scholars and philosophy aficionados around the globe ... Like Plato's Republic, this book contains ideas on psychology, ethics, law, language, and religion that continue to challenge modern thinkers and exercise a profound influence on Western thought. A classic treatise of philosophy, Leviathan is critical reading for anyone who wishes to examine the human mind through the prisms of government and society
Religion, politics, and the moral life by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of faith and the politics of scepticism by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and politics in modern Europe : the Harvard lectures by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of poetry in the conversation of mankind, an essay by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures in the history of political thought by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new collection of thirty unpublished pieces covers every decade of Michael Oakeshott's career and adds to his contributions to the philosophy of historical understanding, political philosophy and the philosophy of education and aesthetics. The essays are in an informal style that will be accessible to new readers as well as those already acquainted with Oakeshott's works."--Jacket
What is history? and other essays by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of 30 pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covering every decade of his intellectual career. The essays were intended mostly for lectures or seminars and retain an informal style that makes them accessible to readers
The concept of a philosophical jurisprudence : essays and reviews 1926-51 by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together for the first time over a hundred of Oakeshott's essays and reviews, written between 1926 and 1951, that until now have remained scattered through a variety of scholarly journals, periodicals and newspapers. A new editorial introduction explains how these pieces, including the lengthy essay on the philosophical nature of jurisprudence that occupies an important position in Oakeshott's work, illuminate his other published writings. The collection throws new light o
Early political writings, 1925-30 by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Oakeshott (1901-90) made his reputation as a political philosopher, but for a long time it seemed as if he had little interest in politics before 1945. His major pre-war work, Experience and its Modes (1933) was an examination of the nature of philosophy and its relation to other forms of thought that made almost no mention of politics. However, it has become increasingly clear that this initial judgment was misleading. A posthumous collection of early essays, Religion, Politics, and
The vocabulary of a modern European state by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vocabulary of a Modern European State is the companion volume to The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence and completes the enterprise of gathering together Oakeshott's previously scattered essays and reviews. As with all the other volumes in the series it contains an entirely new editorial introduction explaining how the writings it contains find their place in his work as a whole. It covers the years 1952 to 1988, the period during which Oakeshott wrote his definitive work, On Huma
Notebooks, 1922-86 by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Majkl Oukšot

Michael Joseph Oakeshott

Michael Oakeshott angielski filozof i historyk

Michael Oakeshott Brits filosoof

Michael Oakeshott englischer politischer Philosoph

Oakeshott, M. 1901-1990

Oakeshott, M. (Michael), 1901-1990

Oakeshott, Michael.

Oakeshott, Michael 1901-1990

Oakeshott, Michael J. 1901-1990

Oakeshott, Michael Joseph.

Oakeshott Michael Joseph 1901-1990

Майкл Оукшот

Мајкл Оукшот

Оукшот, Майкл 1901-1990

אוקשוט, מייקל 1901-1990

مایکل اوکشات فیلسوف بریتانیایی

마이클 오크숏

オークショット, マイケル

マイケル・オークショット

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The voice of liberal learning : Michael Oakeshott on educationHobbes on civil associationOn human conductExperience and its modesOn history and other essaysPolitics and experience: essays presented to Professor Michael Oakeshott on the occasion of his retirementLeviathan : or, The matter, forme and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiasticall and civilReligion, politics, and the moral life