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From a 'necessary evil' to an art of contingency : Michael Oakeshott's conception of political activity

Author: Suvi Soininen
Publisher: Exeter, UK ; Charlottesville, VA : Imprint Academic, ©2005.
Series: British idealist studies., Series 1,, Oakeshott ;, 6.
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This book presents a comprehensive study of Oakeshott's conception of political activity. The author first examines Oakeshott in the contexts of liberal, conservative and Idealist thought, and then presents a detailed interpretation of the change in his conception of politics in the context of British postwar political thought. It is argued that Oakeshott's conception of political activity shifted from a near  Read more...
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Soininen, Suvi.
From a 'necessary evil' to an art of contingency.
Exeter, UK ; Charlottesville, VA : Imprint Academic, ©2005
(DLC) 2004109087
(OCoLC)58999680
Named Person: Michael Oakeshott; Michael Oakeshott; Michael Joseph Oakeshott
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suvi Soininen
ISBN: 9781845405250 1845405250
OCLC Number: 608204057
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 247 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Front matter; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Body matter; Chapter I: Introduction: Why Oakeshott?; Chapter II: Platforms of Understanding; Chapter III: The Changing Conception of Politics; Chapter IV: Rationalism in Politics/Rational Politics; Chapter V: The Voyage of Theorizing Political Activity; Back matter; Bibliography; Also available.
Series Title: British idealist studies., Series 1,, Oakeshott ;, 6.
Other Titles: Michael Oakeshott's conception of political activity
Responsibility: Suvi Soininen.
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This book presents a comprehensive study of Oakeshott's conception of political activity. The author first examines Oakeshott in the contexts of liberal, conservative and Idealist thought, and then presents a detailed interpretation of the change in his conception of politics in the context of British postwar political thought. It is argued that Oakeshott's conception of political activity shifted from a near contempt of politics towards the applauding of politics as a deliberative and refle ...

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