In defence of modernity: vision and philosophy in Michael Oakeshott

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Although Oakeshott's philosophy has received considerable attention, the vision which underlies it has been almost completely ignored. This vision, which is rooted in the intellectual debates of his epoch, cements his ideas into a coherent whole and provides a compelling defence of modernity.The main feature of Oakeshott's vision of modernity is seen here as radical plurality resulting from 'fragmentation' of experience and society. On the level of experience, modernity denies the existenc...
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationExeter, UK
PublisherImprint Academic
Number of pages259
ISBN (Electronic)0907845665, 1845404688, 9780907845669
StatePublished - 2003

Publication series

NameBritish idealist studies. Series 1, Oakeshott
PublisherImprint Academic


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