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On History and Other Essays

By Michael Oakeshott
Foreword by Timothy Fuller

Political Thought

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, as Timothy Fuller observes, that “the historian’s effort to understand the past without ulterior motive [is the] effort which distinguishes the historian from all who examine the past for the guidance they expect it to provide about practical concerns.”

Timothy Fuller is Professor of Political Science at Colorado College.

Formats:

Oakeshottonhistory 9780865972674 800h 72

Details

Trim size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Pages: 240

Publication date: November 1999