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Is Severus Snape an Oakeshottian?

An extract from one of the chapters earmarked for Bakhurst and Fairfield’s forthcoming book on Oakeshott and education: “Pedagogy and other defenses against the dark arts”.

Posted in Education

Oakeshott, Coleridge and Burke in Vancouver

Canada’s Simon Fraser University has scheduled a Continuing Studies course for September, 2015 in Vancouver, on “Considering Conservatism: Stability and Social Continuity”. The course will focus on Edmund Burke, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Michael Oakeshott, and costs “$169” (although adults

Posted in Events, Political Thought

Are We Still Political Animals?

The University of Leiden’s Robbert-Jan Winters turned to Oakeshott’s theory of civil and enterprise association for insights in a July 2015 “mini-conference” at Oxford. “Although Oakeshott is not widely read, I argue that he offers a philosophically sophisticated definition of

Posted in Conferences, Philosophy, Political Thought, Secondary Sources - General

Oakeshott’s Cold War Liberalism Today

May 2015 saw Palgrave Macmillan release an anthology exploring Michael Oakeshott’s Cold War Liberalism. Edited by long-term Oakeshottian Terry Nardin, the volume includes papers from a conference held three years ago at South Korea’s Asan Institute for Policy Studies. The

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Corey and Orsi Attract Attention

Nomocracy in Politics has republished Elizabeth Corey’s article, “Oakeshott’s Ideal of the Liberal State”, which was earlier published by the Library of Law and Liberty in 2012. Meanwhile, Davide Orsi’s article “Michael Oakeshott’s political philosophy of civil association and constructivism

Posted in General News, Political Thought