Contingency and Judgement in Oakeshott’s Political Thought

European Journal of Political Theory 4 (1):7-21 (2005)
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The article focuses on Oakeshott’s attempt to maintain a categorial distinction between political philosophy and normative prescription. It accepts the thrust of Oakeshott’s argument against rationalism in politics, but contends that the residual normative dimension in Oakeshott’s thinking should not be dismissed as philosophically irrelevant. The article takes seriously the practical demands made on agents in difficult circumstances. It focuses specifically on what may be said to be going on when we ‘pursue intimations’. By concentrating on what Oakeshott actually does (rather than what he claims to be doing) the article places Oakeshott much closer to the mainstream in western political philosophy

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