Hayek and Oakeshott on Liberty and the Rule of Law


This colloquium explored the relation between freedom and the rule of law as proposed by two major political thinkers of the twentieth century: Friedrich Hayek and Michael Oakeshott.


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On History and Other Essays

by By Michael Oakeshott
Foreword by Timothy Fuller

In five essays, including three on historiography, one of the greatest minds in English political thought in the twentieth century explores themes central to the human experience: the nature of history, the rule of law, and the quest for power that is intrinsic to the human condition. Michael Oakeshott believed,…

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Additional Readings

Hayek, F. A. The Constitution of Liberty. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Oakeshott, Michael. Rationalism in Politics and Other Essays. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1991.

Oakeshott, Michael. Hobbes on Civil Association. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2000.