Amidst the flurry of news late last year about the Penn State University Press Companion to Michael Oakeshott, I missed this little addition to Leslie Marsh’s blog.
It is a PDF copy of the programme of the memorial meeting for Oakeshott held at the LSE in May, 1991. You can download the PDF by following the link from Leslie’s blog post.
The two Companion to Oakeshott volumes published in 2012, one by Cambridge University Press, the other by Penn State University Press, unsurprisingly cover a lot of similar ground. However, each anthology manages to include some elements that the other misses.
The following table shows the areas of overlap and difference between the chapters of the two books.
|Topic||Cambridge Companion||Penn State Companion|
|Oakeshott’s Life||Nil||Robert Grant|
|Context/Influences on Oakeshott|
|German Idealism||Efraim Podoksik||Nil|
|British Idealism||David Boucher||David Boucher|
|Modes of Experience/Understanding|
|Philosophy of modes – in general||James Alexander||Kenneth McIntyre|
|History||Luke O’Sullivan||Geoffrey Thomas|
|"Poetry" (aesthetic experience)||Elizabeth Corey||Corey Abel|
|History of Political Thought|
|History of Political Thought – in general||Nil||Martyn Thompson|
|Oakeshott on Hobbes||Ian Tregenza||Noel Malolm|
|Political Philosophy and Politics|
|Post-WWII Critique of Rationalism in Politics||
|On Human Conduct and Civil Association||
|Oakeshott’s conservatism and/or liberalism||Andrew Gamble||Robert Devigne|
|Philosophy of Education|
|Education||Kevin Williams||Paul Franco|
|Assorted other topics|
|Oakeshott and Hayek on Mind||Nil||Leslie Marsh|
|Modernity/ the Moral Life / the Human Condition||Nil||Timothy Fuller|
Here are two reviews of Oakeshottiana;
1) Ken McIntyre’s thoughtful review of Gene Callahan’s Oakeshott on Rome and America
2) John Kekes’ hatchet job on A Companion to Michael Oakeshott
Here’s a new article by Gene Callahan.
Now available in paperback.
Update, 11 March 2013: There is a video available on vimeo of the South Korean launch of Edmund Neill’s book.