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Rationalism in politics and other essays, Michael Oakeshott ; foreword by Timothy Fuller

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Rationalism in politics and other essays
Title
Rationalism in politics and other essays
Statement of responsibility
Michael Oakeshott ; foreword by Timothy Fuller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Rationalism in Politics, first published in 1962, 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 ignore the wealth and variety of human experience. "Rationalism in politics," says Oakeshott, "involves a misconception with regard to the nature of human knowledge." History has shown that it produces unexpected, often disastrous results. "Having cut himself off from the traditional knowledge of his society, and denied the value of any education more extensive than a training in a technique of analysis," the Rationalist succeeds only in undermining the institutions that hold civilized society together. In this regard, rationalism in politics is "a corruption of the mind."
Cataloging source
DLC
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1901-1990
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oakeshott, Michael
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Rationalism
  • Political science
  • Rationalism
Label
Rationalism in politics and other essays, Michael Oakeshott ; foreword by Timothy Fuller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The study of politics in a university
  • On Hobbes.
  • Introduction to Leviathan
  • The moral life in the writings of Thomas Hobbes
  • Logos and telos
  • Reflections on modern politics.
  • The masses in representative democracy
  • The political economy of freedom
  • On being conservative
  • Talking politics
  • Reason and the conduct of political life.
  • On the human condition.
  • The tower of Babel
  • The voice of poetry in the conversation of mankind
  • Rationalism in politics
  • Political education
  • Political discourse
  • Dissecting rationalism.
  • Rational conduct
  • The new Bentham
  • The activity of being an historian
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New and expanded edition.
Extent
xxvi, 556 pages
Isbn
9780865970946
Lccn
91006951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)23141305
Label
Rationalism in politics and other essays, Michael Oakeshott ; foreword by Timothy Fuller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The study of politics in a university
  • On Hobbes.
  • Introduction to Leviathan
  • The moral life in the writings of Thomas Hobbes
  • Logos and telos
  • Reflections on modern politics.
  • The masses in representative democracy
  • The political economy of freedom
  • On being conservative
  • Talking politics
  • Reason and the conduct of political life.
  • On the human condition.
  • The tower of Babel
  • The voice of poetry in the conversation of mankind
  • Rationalism in politics
  • Political education
  • Political discourse
  • Dissecting rationalism.
  • Rational conduct
  • The new Bentham
  • The activity of being an historian
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New and expanded edition.
Extent
xxvi, 556 pages
Isbn
9780865970946
Lccn
91006951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)23141305

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