Oakeshott on History: 7 (British Idealist Studies 1: by Luke O'Sullivan

By Luke O'Sullivan

This publication demanding situations the typical view that Michael Oakeshott was once often very important as a political thinker through supplying the 1st complete examine of his rules on background. It argues that Oakeshott's writings at the philosophy of historical past mark him out because the so much profitable of the philosophers who tried to set up ancient examine as an self reliant kind of concept in the course of the 20th century. It additionally contends that his paintings at the heritage of political proposal is better visible within the context of debates over the origins of the liberal nation. For the 1st time, wide use has been made up of unpublished fabric within the choice of Oakeshott's papers on the LSE, leading to an highbrow biography that are meant to be of curiosity either to first-time scholars and people already accustomed to his released works.

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