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The politics of faith and the politics of scepticism

Author: Michael Oakeshott; Timothy Fuller
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1996.
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Michael Oakeshott, the foremost British political philosopher of the twentieth century, died in 1990, leaving a substantial collection of unpublished material. Yale University Press is continuing to make available the best of these illuminating works. In this polished and hitherto unknown work, Oakeshott argues that modern politics emerged out of a debate, persistent through centuries of European political  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Oakeshott; Timothy Fuller
ISBN: 0300066252 9780300066258 0300105339 9780300105339
OCLC Number: 34193248
Description: xx, 139 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Ambiguity Identified --
3. Fortunes of Faith --
4. Fortunes of Scepticism --
5. Nemesis of Faith and Scepticism --
6. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael Oakeshott ; edited by Timothy Fuller.

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"What should governments do?" Arguing that while some political thinkers have thought it proper for humans to control as far as possible, and others have argued for a free approach to government,  Read more...

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