If man has no nature - if our intellect and understanding are products of our own activities - do we possess a key to self-modification? Are we free to re-make mankind? Sartre champions the romantic idea that we can - by sheer determination - begin afresh. Oakeshott is struck by the vandalism of such a project - he seeks to defend political culture from degradation by meddling academics. The Radical and Conservative understanding of social order and the human self are compared in this in-depth analysis of two contrasting philosophies.
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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION: Freedom and Its Antitheses Causality The Past SARTRE The Condition of Consciousness The Playful Project The Sources of Fragmentation OAKESHOTT Understanding Experience The Vigour of Inheritance The Achievement of Legal Order The Agent and the Concrete Person CONCLUSION: Freedom Lost and Freedom Made Notes Index