MICHAEL OAKESHOTT’S SKEPTICISM

ARYEH BOTWINICK
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The English philosopher Michael Oakeshott (1901-90) is known as a conservative who rejected philosophically ambitious rationalism and the grand political ideologies of the twentieth century on the grounds that no human ideas have ultimately reliable foundations. Instead, he embraced tradition and habit as the guides to moral and political life. This book presents an account of his scepticism about foundations and argues that his rejection of all-embracing intellectual projects made him a friend to liberal individualism.