Michael Oakeshott (1901–1990) was one of the leading British philosophers of the twentieth century. He has been influential particularly as a political philosopher, but his work reflects a range of philosophical interests that have more gradually come to be appreciated. In this volume a broad group of scholars offers a comprehensive overview of Oakeshott's philosophy, including his moral and political philosophy, his philosophy of history, science and aesthetics, and his views on the role of education. They analyse Oakeshott's ideas in different intellectual contexts and assess his overall contribution to twentieth-century thought. Accessible and rich with new scholarly material, this volume will be an excellent guide for students and scholars alike.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Efraim Podoksik is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is author of In Defence of Modernity: Vision and Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott (2003).