Michael Oakeshott on Hobbes

a study in the renewal of philosophical ideas

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This book presents and interpretation of Michael Oakeshott's philosophy by paying close attention to his reading of Hobbes. It offers and account of Oakeshott's political theory and examines the way in which it changes and develops - from a broadly Hegelian to a recognisably, if idiosyncratics, Hobbesian character.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationExeter, UK ; Charlottesville, VA.
PublisherImprint Academic
ISBN (Print)0907845592
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameBritish idealist studies. Series 1 : Oakeshott
PublisherImprint Academic


  • Oakeshott, Hobbes, politics, philosophy, freedom, the individual, authority, the state, law, rationalism
  • Oakeshott, Michael, 1901-1990
  • Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679
  • Political science--Philosophy

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    Tregenza, I. (2003). Michael Oakeshott on Hobbes: a study in the renewal of philosophical ideas. (British idealist studies. Series 1 : Oakeshott). Exeter, UK ; Charlottesville, VA.: Imprint Academic.