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In this set of eight lectures delivered in 1958 at Harvard U., the late political philosopher Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990) analyzes the relations between morality and politics in modern Europe. The lectures are organized in three sections: the activity of governing, the political theory of individualism, and the political theory of collectivism. The detailed index is a welcome inclusion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300056440
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Series: Selected Writings of Michael Oakeshott Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I The Activity of Governing 1
1 The History of Political Thought 3
2 Morality and Government in Modern Europe 16
3 The Investigation of the 'Character' of Modern Politics: Montesquieu 29
Pt. II The Political Theory of Individualism 45
4 Locke: The Theological Vision 47
5 Kant, Adam Smith and Burke 59
6 Bentham and Mill 73
Pt. III The Political Theory of Collectivism 87
7 The Religious Version 89
8 The Productivist and Distributionist Versions 100
Index 111
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