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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Oakeshott, Michael Joseph, 1901-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-272) and index.

StatementPaul Franco.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC257.O244 F73 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination277 p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2207007M
ISBN 100300046863
LC Control Number89029189

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The Politics and Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Michael Oakeshott was a leading Political 4/5(1).   Franco mounts an impressive case for the coherence of Oakeshott's political philosophy: the author makes transparent the presuppositions on which this philosophy rests and demonstrates how contemporary disputes in political theory are at once addressed and transcended by Oakeshott's theory of civil association."—. About the Author. Martyn P. Thompson is Associate Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University, USA. His main fields of research and publication are the history of political thought since the Renaissance, literature and politics and contemporary German political : Martyn P. Thompson. "In this first full-length study of Oakeshott, Franco isolates three of Oakeshott's signal contributions to contemporary political philosophy: his 'defense of the idea of political philosophy, his critique of rationalism, and his restatement of liberalism.'.

Michael Oakeshott was a leading Political theorist described by The Telegraph in as "the greatest political philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon tradition since Mill – or even Burke". There has been sustained interest in his work, and a developing body of literature, over recent years. Michael Oakeshott (–) is widely recognized as one of the more important political thinkers of the past century. It is less widely recognized that he is one of the more philosophical. Oakeshott is concerned with our understanding of political activity, but he goes far beyond this concern to offer a critical philosophy of human activity. This is the first full-length study of the thought of Michael Oakeshott (), arguably the most important British political philosopher of the twentieth century. Paul Franco places Oakeshott's political philosophy in the context of his ideas as a whole, drawing on all of his published writings. This is the first full-length study of the thought of Michael Oakeshott (), arguably the most important British political philosopher of the twentieth century. Paul Franco places Oakeshott's political philosophy in the context of his ideas as a whole, drawing on all of his published.

Buy The Political Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott Reprint by Paul Franco (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Michael Oakeshott was a leading Political theorist described by The Telegraph in as. Michael Oakeshott () was best known among political theorists, and known more than anything else for being ‘a conservative’. He wrote a famous introduction to the Blackwell edition of Hobbes’s Leviathan, gained some notoriety—as well as a greater following—for his collection of essays, Rationalism in Politics, and cemented his place as a serious political thinker in. Michael Oakeshott, British political theorist, philosopher, and educator whose work belongs to the philosophical tradition of objective idealism. He is regarded as an important and singular conservative thinker. In political theory Oakeshott is best known for his critique of modern rationalism.