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Michael Oakeshott

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Michael Oakeshott’s conception of conservatism was not without its critics. Among them was the American intellectual and self-avowed conservative, Irving Kristol... In 1956, the English philosopher Michael Oakeshott published “On Being Conservative,” a statement of “the conservative...
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Michael Oakeshott Conservatism is the “ism” that came into being to resist the existence of “isms.” This makes for potentially insurmountable challenges: How to evince a political belief that avoids the rigidity...
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Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays, by Michael Oakeshott. New York: Basic Books, 1962. 333 pp. It is a pleasure to have Professor Oakeshott on my side, even though there are moments...

In September 1974, the English philosopher Michael Oakeshott delivered the Abbott Memorial Lecture at Colorado College. Entitled “A Place for Learning,” Oakeshott’s lecture attacked the dominant model of education, a model predicated on the theories of the American...

Michael Oakeshott To be conservative, then is to prefer the familiar to the unknown, to prefer the tried to the untried,...