What Is History?: And Other Essays

What Is History?: And Other Essays

by Michael Joseph Oakeshott
     
 

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This highly readable new collection of thirty pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covers every decade of his intellectual career, and adds significantly to his contributions to the philosophy of historical...See more details below

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This highly readable new collection of thirty pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covers every decade of his intellectual career, and adds significantly to his contributions to the philosophy of historical...

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"Anyone concerned with the university or with the great traditions of thought Oakeshott inherited, adorned and bequeathed to us should read this volume of essays." James Alexander, Times Higher Educational Supplement"Luke O'Sullivan is to be congratulated for assembling this highly readable volume." Matthew Britnell, Political Studies Review"Essays which are masterpieces of their kind, from a subtle, unconventional thinker whose insights deserve a wider audience." Jonathan Sumption, Spectator"These neglected essays revive some fine flourishes of Oakeshottiana." Peter Coleman, Quadrant"A treasure house for Oakeshottian enthusiasts and also a brilliant taster for newcomers to a philosopher of major importance in twentieth century philosophical thought." R.J. Brownhill, Appraisal"Luke O’Sullivan is a careful and well respected scholar of Oakeshott’s work and has painstakingly selected from the unpublished manuscripts a veritable feast of discussions of widely different subject matter." David Boucher, History of Political Thought

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780907845836
Publisher:
Imprint Academic
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
Michael Oakeshott Selected Writings Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.68(h) x 1.55(d)

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