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Oakeshott, Michael 1901-1990

Works: 208 works in 771 publications in 4 languages and 27,073 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: JC153, 320.01
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Rationalism in politics and other essays by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
52 editions published between 1962 and 1991 in English and held by 1,693 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."
Leviathan the matter, forme & power of a common-wealth ecclesiastical and civill by Thomas Hobbes ( Book )
58 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,429 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
Lectures in the History of Political Thought by Michael Oakeshott ( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oakeshott's memorable lectures on the history of political thought, delivered each year at the London School of Economics, will now be available in print for the first time as Volume II of his Selected Writings. Based on manuscripts in the LSE archive for 1966-67, the last year of Oakeshott's tenure as Professor of Political Science, these thirty lectures deal with Greek, Roman, mediaeval, and modern European political thought in a uniquely accessible manner. Scholars familiar with Oakeshott
The voice of liberal learning : Michael Oakeshott on education by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,044 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
On human conduct by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
32 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composed of three connected essays, this volume explores theoretical understanding and human conduct in general, the ideal mode of human relationship, which the author calls "civil association", and the ambiguous, historic association commonly called a mod
The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence Essays and Reviews 1926-51 by Michael Oakeshott ( )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 913 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 on the context of his thought by placing him in dialogue with a number of other major figures in the humanities and social sciences during this period, including Leo Strauss, A.N. Whitehead, Karl Mannheim, Herbert Butterfield, E.H. Carr, Gilbert Ryle, and R.G. Collingwood
The social and political doctrines of contemporary Europe by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
62 editions published between 1939 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experience and its modes by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
49 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 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
Early Political Writings 1925-30 a Discussion of Some Matters Preliminary to the Study of Political Philosophy' and 'The Philosophical Approach to Politics' by Michael Oakeshott ( )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 787 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 Essays and Reviews 1953-1988 by Michael Oakeshott ( )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 774 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
Hobbes on civil association by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
12 editions published between 1937 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics and experience: essays presented to Professor Michael Oakeshott on the occasion of his retirement by Preston T King ( Book )
11 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion, politics, and the moral life by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On history and other essays by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morality and politics in modern Europe : the Harvard lectures by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The politics of faith and the politics of scepticism by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hobbes on civil association by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voice of poetry in the conversation of mankind, an essay by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is history? and other essays by Michael Oakeshott ( )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This highly readable new collection of thirty pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covers every decade of his intellectual career, and adds significantly to his contributions to the philosophy of historical understanding and political philosophy, as well as to the philosophy of education and aesthetics. The essays were intended mostly for lectures or seminars, and are consequently in an informal style that will be accessible to new readers as well as to those already well acquainted with Oakeshott's works. Early pieces include a long essay 'On the Relations of Philosophy, Poetry, and Reality', and Oakeshott's comments on 'The Cambridge School of Political Science' through which he himself had passed as an undergraduate. The collection also reproduces a substantial wartime essay 'On Peace with Germany'. There are two new essays on the philosophy of education, and the essay which gives the work its title, 'What is History?', is just one of over half a dozen discussions of the nature of historical knowledge. Oakeshott's later sceptical, 'hermeneutic', thought is also well represented by pieces such as 'What is Political Theory?' and 'The Emergence of the History of Thought.' Reviews of books by English and European contemporaries such as Butterfield, Hayek, Voegelin, and Arendt also help to place him in context more clearly than before. The book will be indispensable for all Oakeshott's readers, no matter which area of his thought concerns them most
On history and other essays by Michael Oakeshott ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Oakeshott, M. (Michael), 1901-1990
Oakeshott, Michael.
Oakeshott, Michael, 1901-1990
Oakeshott, Michael J. 1901-1990
Oakeshott, Michael Joseph.
Oakeshott, Michael Joseph, 1901-1990
Оукшот, Майкл, 1901-1990
オークショット, マイケル
English (475)
Italian (4)
Spanish (1)
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