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On Human Conduct is composed of three connected essays. Each has its own concern: the first with theoretical understanding, and with human conduct in general; the second with an ideal mode of human relationship which the author has called civil association; and the third with that ambiguous, historic association commonly called a modern European state.

Running through the work is Professor Oakshott's belief in philosophical reflection as an adventure: the adventure of one who seeks to understand in other terms what he already understands, and where the understanding is sought is a disclosure of the conditions of the understanding enjoyed and not a substitute for it. Its most appropriate expression is an essay, which, he writes, "does not dissemble the conditionality of the conclusions it throws up and although it may enlighten it does not instruct."

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This two-volume biography has been universally acclaimed as the definitive life of the leading light of the Harlem Renaissance.

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ISBN:
9780198277583
Author:
Oakeshott, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
null, Michael
Location:
Oxford :
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Free Will & Determinism
Subject:
Social contract
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Political
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
hardcover 300
Series Volume:
9388
Publication Date:
19910228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 pt. type
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
1.50 in.

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