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The Vocabulary of a Modern European State: Essays and Reviews 1953-1988
     

The Vocabulary of a Modern European State: Essays and Reviews 1953-1988

by Michael Oakeshott, Luke O'Sullivan
 

ISBN-10: 1845400313

ISBN-13: 9781845400316

Pub. Date: 02/01/2009

Publisher: Imprint Academic

The Vocabulary of a Modern European State is the companion volume to The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence and completes the enterprise of gathering together Oakeshott's previously scattered essays and reviews. As with all the other volumes in the series it contains an entirely new editorial introduction explaining how the writings it

Overview

The Vocabulary of a Modern European State is the companion volume to The Concept of a Philosophical Jurisprudence and completes the enterprise of gathering together Oakeshott's previously scattered essays and reviews. As with all the other volumes in the series it contains an entirely new editorial introduction explaining how the writings it contains find their place in his work as a whole. It covers the years 1952 to 1988, the period during which Oakeshott wrote his definitive work, On Human Conduct. The essay from which the volume takes its title was intended as a companion piece to the third part of the latter work, and is just one of over sixty pieces that it includes. The volume draws together critical responses to works by major philosophers, historians, and political theorists of his own generation such as Bertrand de Jouvenel, Herbert Marcuse, and Michael Polanyi as well as to some major figures of current scholarship such as Quentin Skinner and Roger Scruton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845400316
Publisher:
Imprint Academic
Publication date:
02/01/2009
Series:
Michael Oakeshott Selected Writings Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
932,509
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction 1

1 A Reminder from Leviathan(1951) 38

2 Review of B. de Jouvenel, The Ethics of Redistribution(1952) 41

3 Review of E.M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy (1952) 44

4 Review of W.H. Walsh, An Introduction to Philosophy of History(1952) 48

5 Review of E.M. von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time(1952) 51

6 Review of C.J. Radcliffe, The Problem of Power. The Reith Memorial Lecture, 1951(1952) 53

7 Review of D. Forbes, The Liberal Anglican Idea of History(1953) 55

8 Review of M. Cranston, Freedom; A new Analysis (1953) 61

9 Review of T.D. Weldon, The Vocabulary of Politics (1953) 63

10 Review of A. Dru (ed.), The Letters of Jacob Burckhardt(1954) 66

11 Review of H.E. Read, Anarchy and Order: Essay in Politics (1954) 75

12 Review of J. Bowle, Politics and Opinion in the Nineteenth Century: An Historical Introduction(1954) 75

13 Review of M. Duverger, Political Parties: Their Organization and Activity in the Modern State(1954) 78

14 Review of R. Kirk, The Conservative Mind (1954) 81

15 Review of Eduard Benesš, Memoirs of Dr Eduard Benes&scaron: From Munich to New War and New Victory (1954) 85

16 Review of D. Kelly, The Hungry Sheep (1955) 88

17 Review of H. Marcuse, Reason and Revolution: Hegel and the Rise of Social Theory (1955) 90

18 The Concept of Government in Modern Europe (1955) 93

19 Review of K.C. Wheare, Government by Committee. An Essay o the British Constitution (1955) 106

20 Review of H. Butterfield, Man on His Past: The Study of the History of Historical Scholarship (1955) 108

21 Review of P. Bloomfield, Uncommon People: A Study of England'sElite (1955) 110

22 Review of Geoffrey Barraclough, History in a Changing World (1956) 114

23 Review of C.L. Rossiter, Conservatism in America(1956) 117

24 Review of A.J. Ayer et al, Studies in Communication: Papers Contributed to the Communications Research Centre (1956) 119

25 Review of J. Bowle, Minos or Minotaur? The Dilemma of Political Power (1956) 120

26 Review of G. Salvemini, Mazzini (1956) 123

27 Review of J. Brooke, The Chatham Administration, 1766-1768 (1956) 125

28 Review of B. de Jouvenel, Sovereignty (1957) 127

29 Review of D.M. Stenton, The English Woman in History (1957) 130

30 Review of H. Warrender, The Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. His Theory of Obligation (1957) 132

31 Review of G.E. Heckscher, The Study of Comparative Government and Politics (1957) 135

32 Review of John Lewis, Marxism and the Open Mind (1957) 137

33 Review of H. Butterfield, George III and the Historians (1957) 139

34 Review of R.C.F. Aron, The Opium of the Intellectuals (1957) 141

35 Review of T.E. Utley and J.S. Maclure (eds.), Documents of Modern Political Thought (1958) 145

36 Review of M. Polanyi, Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy (1958) 148

37 Review of J. Chiari, Realism and Imagination (1961) 153

38 Review of H.J. Blackham, Political Discipline in a Free Society: The Sustained Initiative (1961) 155

39 Review of M.I. Cole, The Story of Fabian Socialism (1961) 157

40 Review of J. Locke, Two Treatises of Government (1962) 160

41 Review of R. Shackleton, Montesquieu: A Critical Biography (1962) 165

42 Political Laws and Captive Audiences (1963) 168

43 'Introdcution' to The Essentials of Parliamentary Democracy (1964) 178

44 Rationalism in Politics: A Reply to Professor Raphael (1965) 181

45 Review of The Conservative Opportunity: Fifteen Bow Group Essays on Tomorrow's Toryism (1965) 187

46 Review of Philosophy, Politics and Society (Second Series), ed. P. Laslett and W. G. Runciman (1965) 190

47 Review of J. C. Holt, Magna Charta (1966) 1944

48 Review of Jack Lively (ed.), The Works of Joseph de Maistre (1966) 200

49 Review of D.P. Calleo, Coleridge and the Idea of the Modern State (1966) 203

50 Nazism (1966) 206

51 Review of K.C. Brown (ed.), Hobbes Studies (1967) 212

52 Review of J.R. Lucas, The Principles of Politics (1967) 214

53 Review of F.H. Hinsley, Sovereignty (1968) 219

54 Review of W. Hayter, William of Wykeham: Patron of the Arts (1970) 220

55 Review of D. Thomson, The Aims of History (1971) 222

56 Review of K. Marx, Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right (1971) 223

57 Review of S. Avineri, Hegel's Theory of the Modern State (1975) 227

58 The Vocabulary of a Modern European State (1975) 232

59 On Misunderstanding Human Conduct (1976) 267

60 Review of M. Cowling (ed.), Conservative Essays (1978) 280

61 Review of N. Johnson, In Search of the Constitution: Reflections on State and Society in Britain (1978) 283

62 Review of Q. Skinner, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (1980) 287

63 'Preface' to The Form of Ideolgoy (1980) 293

64 Review of R. Scruton (ed.), Conservative Thoughts: Essays from the Salisbury Review and Conservative Thinkers:Essays from the Salisbury Review (1988) 295

Indexes 298

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