Religion and the mode of practice in Michael Oakeshott

Zygon 44 (1):139-151 (2009)
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Abstract

Michael Oakeshott's religious view of the world stands behind much of his political and philosophical writing. In this essay I first discuss Oakeshott's view of religion and the mode of practice in his own terms. I attempt next to illuminate his idea of religion by describing it in less technical language, drawing upon other thinkers such as Georg Simmel and George Santayana, who share similar views. I then evaluate Oakeshott's view as a whole, considering whether his ideas about religion can stand up to careful scrutiny and whether they have value for present-day reflection on religion.

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Introduction to the symposium.Leslie Marsh - 2009 - Zygon 44 (1):133-137.

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On Human Conduct.Michael Oakeshott - 1991 - Clarendon Press.
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