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What is History? And Other Essays
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Preface Introduction 1 History is a Fable (1923) 2 The Cambridge School of Political Science (1924) 3 An Essay on the Relations of Philosophy, Poetry and Reality (1925) 4 The Philosophy of History (1928) 5 What Do We Look for in an Historian? (1928) 6 The Social and Political Doctrines of Contemporary Europe (1939) 7 On Peace with Germany (1943) 8 The Voice of Conversation in the Education of Mankind (c.1948) 9 The Philosophy of History (1948) 10 Richard Hooker 11 The Whig Interpretation of History (1951) 12 The New Society (1951) 13 The New Science of Politics (1953) 14 Freedom and Power (195-?) 15 Conduct and Ideology in Politics (c.1955) 16 The Idea of 'Character' in the Interpretation of Modern Politics (195-?) 17 Democracy in England (1957) 18 Current Ideas about Government (1959?) 19 The Constitution of Liberty (1959?) 20 Work and Play (c.1960?) 21 Between Past and Future (1961) 22 What is History? (1961) 23 On Arriving at a University (1961?) 24 The Historiography of Max Lenz (196-) 25 The Emergence of the History of Thought (1967) 26 The Character of a University Education (1970) 27 What is Political Theory? (1973) 28 Political Thought as a Subject of Historical Enquiry (1980) 29 Law (1980) 30 Europe, the Emergence of an Idea (1981) Index of Names of Persons and Places Index of Subjects Index of Works

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"Anyone concerned with the university or with the great traditions of thought Oakeshott inherited, adorned and bequeathed to us should read this volume of essays." -- James Alexander Times Higher Education Supplement "Luke O'Sullivan is to be congratulated for assembling this highly readable volume." -- Matthew Britnell Political Studies Review "Essays which are masterpieces of their kind, from a subtle, unconventional thinker whose insights deserve a wider audience." -- Jonathan Sumption Spectator "These neglected essays revive some fine flourishes of Oakeshottiana." -- Peter Coleman Quadrant "A treasure house for Oakeshottian enthusiasts and also a brilliant taster for newcomers to a philosopher of major importance in twentieth century philosophical thought." -- R.J. Brownhill Appraisal "Luke O'Sullivan is a careful and well respected scholar of Oakeshott's work and has painstakingly selected from the unpublished manuscripts a veritable feast of discussions of widely different subject matter." -- David Boucher History of Political Thought

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