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Rationalism in politics, and other essays.

by Michael Joseph Oakeshott

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Published by Basic Books Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science,
  • Rationalism -- Addresses, essays, lectures

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJA71 .O24 1962
    The Physical Object
    Pagination333 p.
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5854614M
    LC Control Number62015834

    Oakeshott, Michael. "On Being Conservative." In Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays, 2nd edition, pp. Liberty Fund: Indianapolis, Oakeshott’s classic reflection on the disposition, as opposed to the ideology, of conservatism. Rationalism in Politics, first published in , has established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist : Michael Oakeshott.

      Rationalism in Politics established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist politics and criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly "scientific" or rationalistic principles that ignore the wealth and variety of human 4/5().   Rationalism in Politics is an essay by Michael Oakeshott, a conservative political philosopher, in which he arguest that modern day politics is deeply infected with e of Oakeshott's distinctive understanding of knowledge, he thinks this is quite detrimental.. To Oakeshott, there are two kinds of knowledge, technical and practical or traditional.

    This was unfortunate, for “Rationalist politics are the politics of the felt need, the felt need not qualified by a genuine concrete knowledge of the permanent interests and direction of movement of a society, but inspired by ‘reason’ and satisfied according to the technique of an ideology: they are the politics of the book.”. Rationalism in Politics, first published in , has established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist politics. Oakeshott criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly "scientific" or rationalistic principles that 4/5(2).


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Rationalism in Politics, first published inhas established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist politics. Oakeshott criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly "scientific" or rationalistic/5.

In his essay “Rationalism in politics”, he criticizes the modern tendency to elevate formal theory above practical knowledge. Human experience, according to Oakeshott, is mediated by a certain number of human practices, such as politics or poetry.

This book is a collection of his best essays on philosophy, history and by: On History was originally published in Michael Oakeshott (–) was Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He was the author of many works, including Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays and Hobbes on Civil Association, both published by Liberty Fund.

Buy Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays 2nd Revised edition by Oakeshott, Michael (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(16). In his essay “Rationalism in politics”, he criticizes the modern tendency to elevate formal theory above practical knowledge.

Human experience, according to Oakeshott, is mediated by a certain number of human practices, such as politics or poetry. This book is a collection of his best essays on philosophy, history and education/5.

() Rationalism in politics and other essays /Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, MLA Citation. Oakeshott, Michael Joseph. Rationalism In Politics And Other Essays. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Print.

These citations may not conform precisely to your selected citation style. Please use this display as a guideline and modify as needed. "Rationalism in Politics, " first published inhas established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain.

This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist ott criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly "scientific" or rationalistic principles that 4/5(2).

When Rationalism in Politics was first published init was a major event, promoting Oakeshott to the forefront of contemporary political philosophers. This new edition adds six essays, five previously published, and the never-before published “Political Discourse,” each of which is consistent with the themes of the original book.

Rationalism in Politics established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of “reason” in rationalist politics and criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly “scientific” or rationalistic principles that ignore the wealth and variety of.

Michael Oakeshott’s “Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays” is probably his most famous collection of essays on topics ranging from politics and law to Thomas Hobbes and the human condition.

Oakeshott was one of the greatest political and cultural essayists of the 20th century, and this collection testifies to it/5(16).

Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays Quotes Showing of 8 “To be conservative, then, is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried, fact to mystery, the actual to the possible, the limited to the unbounded, the near to the distant, the sufficient to Cited by: Get this from a library.

Rationalism in politics and other essays. [Michael Oakeshott] -- Rationalism in Politics, first published inhas established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays.

Michael Oakeshott on Rationalism in Politics. Tuesday, Janu Gene Callahan. The British philosopher and historian Michael Oakeshott is a curious figure in twentieth-century intellectual history. He is known mostly as a “conservative political theorist,” although he rejected ideology and his conservatism was primarily Author: Gene Callahan.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxvi, pages: portrait ; 24 cm: Contents: Reason and the conduct of political life --Rationalism in politics --political education --political discourse --Dissecting rationalism --Rational conduct --The new Bentham --The activity of being a historian --The study of politics in a university --On.

Rationalism in Politics established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist politics and criticizes ideological schemes to reform Price Range: $ - $ THERE IS NO BOOK OF THIS TITLE CREDITED TO MICHAEL OAKESHOTT --this is in fact RATIONALISM IN (not "and") POLITICS It's correct name is "Rationalism in Politics and other essays".

It is a remarkable work. I love this book. 14 August () Post a Review You can write a book review and share your experiences.

Other readers will always. Rationalism in politics and other essays by Michael Joseph Oakeshott; 7 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Political science, Rationalism, Addresses, essays, lectures, Philosophy, History.

Review of “Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays” by Michael Oakeshott I’ve been running behind on the book reviews – hopefully I’ll have time to post some soon. I reviewed the title essay this book already (sort of) here. Rationalism in politics, and other essays Item Preview remove-circle Political science, Rationalism Publisher New York, Basic Books Pub.

Co Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on February 6, SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: It is a curious coincidence that two of the greatest British philosophers of the 20th Century are each known primarily for just one essay--Isaiah Berlin for The Hedgehog and The Fox and Michael Oakeshott for Rationalism in Politics.

That's neither to denigrate their other writings nor to diminish the two remarkable essays, but it is odd.5/5. Michael Oakeshott’s “Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays” is probably his most famous collection of essays on topics ranging from politics and law to Thomas Hobbes and the human condition.

Oakeshott was one of the greatest political and cultural essayists of the 20th century, and this collection testifies to it/5(15). Rationalism in Politics established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain.

This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of “reason” in rationalist politics and criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly “scientific” or rationalistic principles that ignore the wealth and variety of Brand: Liberty Fund Inc.Michael Oakeshott, Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays.

Lon-don, Metliuen, Michael Oakeshott, professor of political philosophy at the London School of Economics, has undertaken, in his latest book, «to consider the character and pedigree of the most remarkable intellectual fashion of post- Renaissance Europe» - Rationalism.