Home » Nonfiction » Aryeh Botwinick » Michael Oakeshott's Skepticism

July 18 , 2010

Michael Oakeshott's Skepticism


The English philosopher Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990) is known as a conservative who rejected philosophically ambitious rationalism and the grand political ideologies of the twentieth century on the grounds that no human ideas have ultimately reliable foundations. Instead, he embraced tradition and habit as the guides to moral and political life. In this book, Aryeh Botwinick presents an original account of Oakeshott's skepticism about foundations, an account that newly reveals the unity of his thought.

Download fb2

Read also

The Lost Elephant: The Lost World Circus Book 1

Twenty years in the future, animals have been all but wiped out of existence, apart from those kept safe by Captain Noah's travelling Lost World Circus, which people flock to marvel at. Kept alive with regular doses of rat vax, the animals are constantly under threat from Officer Katt and her Rat Cops, who want to see them eradicated. When Colt…

Botwinick argues that, despite Oakeshott's pragmatic conservatism, his rejection of all-embracing intellectual projects made him a friend to liberal individualism and an ally of what would become postmodern antifoundationalism. Oakeshott's skepticism even extended paradoxically to skepticism about skepticism itself and is better described as a "generalized agnosticism." Properly conceived and translated, this agnosticism ultimately evolves into mysticism, which becomes a bridge linking philosophy and religion. Botwinick explains and develops this strategy of interpretation and then shows how it illuminates and unifies the diverse strands of Oakeshott's thought in the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, epistemology, political theory, philosophy of personal identity, philosophy of law, and philosophy of history.

Show more...

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $33.19. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «Michael Oakeshott's Skepticism»:

Download ePUB 2:


Download XML Book: