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Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays (University Paperbacks)

Michael Oakeshott

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ISBN 10: 0416699502 / ISBN 13: 9780416699500
Published by Law Book Co of Australasia, 2004
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Title: Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays (...

Publisher: Law Book Co of Australasia

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Rationalism in Politics, first published in 1962, has established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of reason in rationalist politics. Oakeshott criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly scientific or rationalistic principles that ignore the wealth and variety of human experience. Rationalism in politics, says Oakeshott, involves a misconception with regard to the nature of human knowledge. History has shown that it produces unexpected, often disastrous results. Having cut himself off from the traditional knowledge of his society, and denied the value of any education more extensive than a training in a technique of analysis, the Rationalist succeeds only in undermining the institutions that hold civilized society together. In this regard, rationalism in politics is a corruption of the mind.

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Michael Oakeshott (1901 90) was a philosopher and a political theorist who wrote widely on the philosophy of aesthetics, education, history, law, political philosophy and religion. He is perhaps best known as a conservative political and social thinker.

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