The Cambridge Companion to Oakeshott edited by Efraim Podoksik

Podoksik, Efraim, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Oakeshott. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012

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.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by Efraim Podoksik
  • Part I: Oakeshott’s Philosophy
  • 1 Oakeshott as Philosopher by James Alexander
  • 2 Worlds of Experience: History by Luke O’sullivan
  • 3 Worlds of Experience: Science by Byron Kaldis
  • 4 Worlds of Experience: Aesthetics by Elizabeth Corey
  • 5 Education as Conversation by Kevin Williams
  • Part II: Oakeshott On Morality, Society and Politics
  • 6 Practical Life and The Critique of Rationalism by Steven B. Smith
  • 7 Oakeshott’s Ideological Politics: Conservative or Liberal? by Andrew Gamble
  • 8 Rhetoric and Political Language by Terry Nardin
  • 9 Oakeshott’s On Human Conduct by Paige Digeser and Richard Flathman
  • 10 Oakeshott’s Political Theory: Recapitulation and Criticisms by William A. Galston
  • Part III: Oakeshott and Others
  • 11 Oakeshott in The Context of British Idealism by David Boucher
  • 12 Oakeshott in The Context Of German Idealism by Efraim Podoksik
  • 13 Oakeshott’s Contribution to Hobbes Scholarship by Ian Tregenza
  • 14 Oakeshott and the Cold War Critique of Political Rationalism by Ana Villa

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