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TitleMichael Oakeshott on Authority, Governance, and the State [electronic resource] / edited by Eric S. Kos
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript X, 228 p. 1 illus. online resource


Michael Oakeshott on Authority, Governance, and the State presents contributions on one of the most important British philosophers of the 20th century. These essays address unique and under-analyzed areas in the literature on Oakeshott: authority, governance, and the state. They draw on some of the earliest and least-explored works of Oakeshott, including his lectures at Cambridge and the London School of Economics and difficult-to-access essays and manuscripts. The essays are authored by a diverse set of emerging and established scholars from Europe, North America, and India. This authorial diversity is not only a testimony to the growing international interest in Oakeshott, but also to a plurality of perspectives and important new insights into the thought of Michael Oakeshott


1. Introduction -- 2. The State is the Attempt to Strip Metaphor out of Politics -- 3. The Problem of Liberal Political Legitimacy -- 4. Oakeshott on the State: Between History and Philosophy -- 5. Taking Natural Law Seriously within the Liberal Tradition -- 6. The Authority of the State and the Traditional Realm of Freedom -- 7. Anarchic and Antinomian? Oakeshott and the Cambridge School on History, Philosophy, and Authority -- 8. Michael Oakeshott's Political Realism -- 9. Government as a British Conservative Understands It: Comments on Oakeshott’s Views on Government -- 10. Global Governance and the “Clandestine Revolution”: From the Legal State to the Judicial State -- 11. Three Different Critiques of Rationalism: Friedrich Hayek, James Scott and Michael Oakeshott

Economic history Political theory Political science -- Philosophy World politics History of Economic Thought/Methodology. Political Theory. Political Philosophy. Political History.


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