Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays

By Michael Oakeshott
Foreword by Timothy Fuller


Rationalism in Politics established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of “reason” in rationalist politics and criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly “scientific” or rationalistic principles that ignore the wealth and variety of human experience.

Timothy Fuller is Professor of Political Science at Colorado College.


Jun 1991 | 6 x 9 | 582 Pages

Preface to the first edition, foreword, bibliography, index.


978-0-86597-094-6 Hardcover
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