In Defence of Modernity: Vision and Philosophy in Michael by Efraim Podoksik

By Efraim Podoksik

This e-book is an inquiry into Oakeshott's philosophy as an entire, understood as social notion. The valuable declare of the learn is that Oakeshott's philosophy is among the such a lot refined defences of modernity and liberalism present in modern British idea.

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