Archive for February, 2011
A pingback from an LSE blog has alerted us to a new book that apparently bears the marks of Oakeshott’s influence. Jesse Norman, British Conservative and local campaigner, has been a long-time Oakeshottian. He edited one of the first posthumous anthologies on Oakeshott, The Achievement of Michael Oakeshott (Duckworth, London, 1993). Now he has reportedly [...]
It looks like this year’s tenth anniversary MOA conference, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is not going to be the only conference devoted to Oakeshott this October. A joint Spanish-American effort has announced its own colloquium on Oakeshott, to be held at California State University.
Oakeshott’s “skepticism” and “non-foundationalism” seem to be topics of growing interest. The theme was picked up by Aryeh Botwinick in his recently released book, and in December a (relatively) new voice joined the choir. Conor Williams, summarising his recently defended dissertation, declared: Despite their surface-level differences [one a political progressive, the other decidedly not] there [...]