2006 Conference (Colorado)

Theme: Conservatism in the 21st Century

Dates:Thursday 8th-Saturday 10th June, 2006

Venue: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903, USA

Note: The conference had originally been scheduled for Tulane University, New Orleans, in 2005, but was postponed due to the damage wrought on that city by Hurricane Katrina.

Sponsors

  • The President of Colorado College
  • The Dean of Colorado College
  • The Political Science Department of Colorado College
  • Individual Member Donors

Conference Photo

A few of the conference participants

A few of the conference participants

Available Papers

Conference Program

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

Arrival and check in throughout the day at Clarion Hotel, Colorado Springs

Transportation provided from the Clarion Hotel to the Colorado College campus

6:30 PM: Opening reception at Bemis Hall on the Colorado College campus

7:15 PM: Dinner, Bemis Hall, followed by Post-Dinner Welcome by Timothy Fuller, President, Michael Oakeshott Association

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

Breakfast is provided with room at the Clarion Hotel.
Transportation to the College campus provided.
All panels will be held in Gaylord Hall in the Worner Campus Center.

8-9 AM: Coffee service at Gaylord Hall in the Worner Center

Timothy Fuller, delivering the Presidential Address

Timothy Fuller, delivering the Presidential Address

9-10:15 AM: Presidential Address

Timothy Fuller, Colorado College:
The Relation of Philosophy and Conservatism in the Thought of Michael Oakeshott

10:30-12: FIRST PANEL: The Conservative Disposition

Dr. Elaine Sternberg, Research Fellow in Philosophy, Leeds University:
On Being a Conservative Philosopher

Professor Stephen Turner, Philosophy, U. Of South Florida:
The Conservative Disposition and the Precautionary Principle

Dr. Michael Henkel, U. Of Jena:
Otto Gierke’s Genossenschaftslehre and Oakeshott’s Concept of Liberty

LUNCH

1:15-3:00: SECOND PANEL: Conversing, Conserving, Educating

Professor Richard Flathman, The Johns Hopkins University:
Conversation, Conversion, Conservation: Oakeshott, Arendt and a Little Bit of Cavell

Professor Martyn Thompson, Tulane University:
The Voice of Hobbes in the Conversation of Mankind

Ferenc Horcher, Professor of Aesthetics, Pazmany Peter University, Hungary:
The Ciceronian Element in Oakeshott’s Concept of Conversation

3:15-5:00: THIRD PANEL: Ryle and Oakeshott

Leslie Marsh, University of Sussex:
“Ryle and Oakeshott on the ‘Knowing-How/Knowing-That’ Distinction” (external; at Scribd)

Discussants: Professor John Coats, Connecticut College,
Professor Richard Flathman, The Johns Hopkins University;
Mr. Mark North, Independent Scholar

5:15-6:45: FOURTH PANEL: Religion and Morals

Dr. Corey Abel, Metropolitan State College of Denver:
The Theological Analogue of the Civil Condition

Todd Breyfogle, Director, University Honors Program, U. Of Denver:
Language and the Conservation of the Religious Disposition

Dr. Ian Tregenza, Macquarie University, Sydney:
Sceptical Religion and the Idea of Tradition

Discussant: Dr. Elizabeth Corey, Baylor University

EVENING

Transportation to the Clarion. Executive Committee meets for dinner.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

Transportation from the Clarion

8-9 AM: Coffee Service at Gaylord Hall

9-10:30: FIFTH PANEL: Politics and Culture

Kenneth McIntyre, Centre College:
One Hand Clapping: The Reception of Oakeshott’s Work by American Conservatives

George Feaver, Professor Emeritus, U. Of British Columbia
On Being English: The Enduring Witness of Churchill, Orwell and Oakeshott

Byron Kaldis, Philosophy, The Hellenic Open University, Greece:
Conservative Antinomies and Modes of Experience: The Case of Religion and Art

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan

10:45-12: ADDRESS

Dr. Andrew Sullivan, Senior Editor, The New Republic:
Oakeshott and Today’s Conservative Crack-Up

LUNCH

1:15-2:45: SIXTH PANEL: Oakeshott Modern and Post-Modern

Ivo Mosley, Imprint Academic:
A Dark Age Devoted to Barbaric Affluence: Oakeshott’s Verdict on the Modern World

Professor Karoly Attila Molnar, Eotvos University, Budapest:
Conservatism’s Paradox in Post-Socialism

Jeff Rabin, Blythwood Academy:
Richard Rorty, Michael Oakeshott & Liberalism without Foundations

Professor Roy Tseng, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan:
Philosophical Conservatism and Modernity

3-4:30: SEVENTH PANEL: Oakeshott on Modality and Law

Josiah Lee Auspitz, Michael Oakeshott Fellow (2006-7):
The Concept of Modality in the Philosophy of Institutions

Gene Callahan, London School of Economics:
Geography Cannot Replace History

Discussant: Mr. Justin Shubow, Yale Law School

CLOSING RECEPTION

Transportation to the Clarion Hotel

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