David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Clarendon Press (1991)
On Human Conduct is composed of three connected essays. Each has its own concern: the first with theoretical understanding, and with human conduct in general; the second with an ideal mode of human relationship which the author has called civil association; and the third with that ambiguous, historic association commonly called a modern European state. Running through the work is Professor Oakshott's belief in philosophical reflection as an adventure: the adventure of one who seeks to understand in other terms what he already understands, and where the understanding is sought is a disclosure of the conditions of the understanding enjoyed and not a substitute for it. Its most appropriate expression is an essay, which, he writes, 'does not dissemble the conditionality of the conclusions it throws up and although it may enlighten it does not instruct.'
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Timothy Fuller (2009). Oakeshott on the Character of Religious Experience: Need There Be a Conflict Between Science and Religion? Zygon 44 (1):153-167.
Rutger Claassen (2011). The Conservative Challenge to Liberalism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (4):465-485.
James Alexander (2012). The Four Points of the Compass. Philosophy 87 (01):79-107.
Kevin Williams (2009). Vision and Elusiveness in Philosophy of Education: R. S. Peters on the Legacy of Michael Oakeshott. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (1):223-240.
Corey Abel (2009). Oakeshottian Modes at the Crossroads of the Evolution Debates. Zygon 44 (1):197-222.
Similar books and articles
Jason Aleksander (2011). Dante's Understanding of the Two Ends of Human Desire and the Relationship Between Philosophy and Theology. Journal of Religion 91 (2):158-187.
Corey Abel (2005). Appropriating Aristotle. In Corey Abel Timothy Fuller (ed.), The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott.
Hanna Fenichel Pitkin (1976). Inhuman Conduct and Unpolitical Theory: Michael Oakeshott's on Human Conduct. Political Theory 4 (3):301-320.
Rolston (1979). Can and Ought We to Follow Nature? Environmental Ethics 1 (1):7-30.
Iii Holmes Rolston (1979). Can and Ought We to Follow Nature? Environmental Ethics 1 (1):7-30.
John Locke (1877/1969). Philosophical Works. Freeport, N.Y.,Books for Libraries Press.
John Locke (1990). The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke: Drafts for the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, and Other Philosophical Writings: In Three Volumes: Volume 1: Drafts A and B. Clarendon Press.
P. Berckmans (1997). The Semantics of Symbolic Speech. Law and Philosophy 16 (2):145-176.
H. G. Callaway (2006). Emerson on Creativity in Thought and Action. In , R.W. Emerson, The Conduct of Life: A Philosophical Reading.
James Alexander (2012). Three Rival Views of Tradition (Arendt, Oakeshott and MacIntyre). Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (1):20-43.
Nicholas Rescher (1990). Human Interests: Reflections on Philosophical Anthropology. Stanford University Press.
R. S. Peters (ed.) (1975). Nature and Conduct. St. Martin's Press.
Michael Oakeshott (1976). On Misunderstanding Human Conduct: A Reply to My Critics. Political Theory 4 (3):353-367.
Added to index2012-01-31
Total downloads18 ( #92,536 of 1,100,975 )
Recent downloads (6 months)16 ( #10,327 of 1,100,975 )
How can I increase my downloads?