Lisbon ’19: Call for Papers


You are cordially invited to the tenth international conference of the Michael Oakeshott Association to be held at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon, September 19-22, 2019. This year, we invite submissions on the theme “Philosophy, Poetry, and Conservatism.” We hope to engage Oakeshott scholars as well as students and non-academics with an interest in the thought of Michael Oakeshott—one of the 20th century’s greatest British thinkers. Inquiries and abstracts (a maximum of 500 words) should be sent to Corey Abel at The deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2018 and should include the title of paper, the full name of the author(s), affiliation, CV, and an email address.

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Notebooks now available in paperback

Oakeshott Notebooks eflyer

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Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews the reissue of Oakeshott’s A Guide to the Classics

Times Literary Supplement.


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Review of The Place of Michael Oakeshott in Contemporary Western and Non-Western Thought

Noel O’Sullivan (ed.), The Place of Michael Oakeshott in Contemporary Western and Non-Western Thought, Imprint Academic, 2017; £19.95; pbk; 197 pages, reviewed in two parts by ALLAN POND

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Budapest Programme


Conference photos here

A Michael Oakeshott Társaság (Michael Oakeshott Association) augusztus 17. és 19. között tartja nemzetközi konferenciáját, idén az NKE MTKI szervezésében. A társaság éves találkozója először kerül megrendezésre Magyarországon.

Minden érdeklődőt szeretettel várunk!

Az angol nyelvű program:

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Reception (Main Building of The National University of Public Service, Ludovika Square)

Opening remarks (Eric Kos) and Dinner (Main Building of The National University of Public Service)

Friday, August 18th, 2017 (Main Building of the National University of Public Service, except dinner)

9:00-10:15 Opening Address: András Lánczi

10:15-10:30 Coffee break

Panel 1: The Legitimacy of the State
10:30-11:30 David Corey: “The Paradox of Rule”
11:30-12:30 Agostino Carrino: “A State Without Authority: from the Rule of Law to the Judicial State”
12:30-13:30 Eno Trimçev—“Sympathetic Dissent: Michael Oakeshott’s Contribution to Conservative Theory”
Discussant: Corey Abel

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Panel 2: Conceptualizing the State
14:30-15:30 James Alexander—“Stripping Metaphor from the State”
15:30-16:30 Carlos Marques de Almeida—“The Authority of the State and the Traditional Realm of Freedom”
Discussant: Attila Molnar

Dinner (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Széchenyi square)

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 (Main Building of the National University of Public Service)

Panel 3: Philosophical approaches to the state
9:00-10:00 Gulsen Seven—“Michael Oakeshott’s Political Realism”
10:00-11:00 Jordan A. Rudinsky—“Oakeshott and the Cambridge School of History and the Modern State”
11:00-12:00 Gary Browning and Raia Prokhovnik—“Oakeshott on the State: Between History and Philosophy”
Discussant: Ferenc Hörcher

12:00-13:30 Lunch

Panel 4: Conservatism and the State
13:30-14:30 Ferenc Hörcher—“Government as the Conservative Understands It”
14:30-15:30 Gábor Megadja—“Oakeshott and the Rule of Law”
Discussant: David Corey

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

Panel 5: Education, Knowledge, and the State
16:00-17:00 Kevin Williams—“Oakeshott, Education, and the State”
17:00-18:00 Shekhar Singh—“Critics of ‘Rationalism”: Friedrich Hayek, James Scott, and Michael Oakeshott”
Discussant: Eric Kos

Dinner (Main Building of The National University of Public Service)

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