Oakeshott on civil association
The distinctive achievement of Western political thought since the seventeenth century is the ideal of the limited state. Despite extensive theorizing about this ideal, however, there has always been profound disagreement about its precise nature and implications. The full extent of this disagreement has been especially evident during the decades since World War II, in the course of which sustained efforts have been made by a variety of thinkers to construct a coherent alternative to totalitarianism. In Friedrich Hayek’s view, for example, the limited state is principally characterized by a free market economy that facilitates human progress.
O'Sullivan, N. (2012). Oakeshott on civil association. In P. Franco, & L. Marsh (Eds.), A companion to Michael Oakeshott, 290-311. Penn State University Press
|Deposit Date||Dec 19, 2014|
|Journal||A companion to Michael Oakeshott|
|Publisher||Penn State University Press|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Book Title||A companion to Michael Oakeshott|
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