Login

Callahan, Gene

Oakeshott on Rome and America

Callahan, Gene - Oakeshott on Rome and America, ebook

28,50€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9781845404383
DRM Restrictions

Printing3 pages with an additional page accrued every 9 hours, capped at 3 pages
Copy to clipboard3 excerpts with an additional excerpt accrued every 9 hours, capped at 3 excerpts

The political systems of the Roman Republic were based almost entirely on tradition, "the way of the ancestors", rather than on a written constitution. While the founders of the American Republic looked to ancient Rome as a primary model for their enterprise, nevertheless, in line with the rationalist spirit of their age, the American founders attempted to create a rational set of rules that would guide the conduct of American politics, namely, the US Constitution. These two examples offer a striking case of the ideal types, famously delineated by Michael Oakeshott in "Rationalism in Politics" and elsewhere, between politics as a practice grounded in tradition and politics as a system based on principles flowing from abstract reasoning. This book explores how the histories of the two republics can help us to understand Oakeshott's claims about rational versus traditional politics. Through examining such issues we may come to understand better not only Oakeshott's critique of rationalism, but also modern constitutional theory, issues in the design of the European Union, and aspects of the revival of republicanism.

Keywords: Oakeshott, Roman Republic, politics, constitution, America, ancient Rome, rationalism, rationalist, reason, reasoning, consitutional theory, European Union, EU, repubicanism, conservatism, democracy, liberalism, liberal, anti-rationalist, politics of faith, experience and its modes, morality, human conduct, O'Deill, Aristotle, abraction, idealization, traditionalism, pragmatic politics, ideology, Hayek, constitutionalism, Rothcard, Rawls, Buchanen, Tullock, Hardin, government, Gracchi brothers, Locke, Machiavelli, slavery, slaves, Burke, Jefferson, Louisiana purchase, Burr conspiracy

Author(s)
Publisher
Andrews UK
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
British Idealist Studies 1: Oakeshott
Page amount
290 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781845404383
Printed ISBN
9781845403133

Similar titles