Vale Antony Flew (1923-2010)

Thanks again to Leslie Marsh for advising us of the demise of Antony Flew earlier this month. Although an Oxford man and a follower of Ryle’s ordinary language philosophy rather than any shade of Idealism, Flew made an early contribution to the Michael Oakeshott Association as a charter member. According to The Guardian’s obituary, Flew’s “conservatism had a strongly libertarian streak”, so perhaps he found an affinity with Oakeshott in this; Flew was apparently influenced by Hume, too. Leslie’s post includes links to several other obituaries.

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