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The legendary past : Michael Oakeshott on imagination and political identity

Natalie Riendeau author.


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  • Title:
    The legendary past : Michael Oakeshott on imagination and political identity
  • Author: Natalie Riendeau author.
  • Description: Cover; Contents; Front matter; Title page; Publisher information; Dedication; Abbreviations; Body matter; Introduction; Chapter 1. The Problem of Foundations in Political Modernity; Chapter 2. Legends of Political Life: Constructed Foundations for the Political; Chapter 3. Legends of Political Life: Permanence and Change United; Chapter 4. Legends of Political Life and Poetry; Chapter 5. Legends of Political Life: Ancient Rome and Modern England; Conclusion; Back matter; Bibliography; Also available
    The book explores Oakeshott's thought on the key role human imagination plays in relation to the political. It addresses four main themes: imagination, foundational narratives, the question of political societies' identities as well as that of human living-together, to use Hannah Arendt's expression. The book's main objective is to show that Oakeshott may be rightfully understood to be a philosopher of the imagination as well as a foundationalist thinker in the Arendtian narrative constructi...
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Publisher: Exeter, England ; La Vergne, Tennessee : Imprint Academic
  • Format: 1 online resource (307 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-84540-784-9;ISBN 1-84540-783-0
  • Subjects: Psychology; Imagination; Psychoanalysis; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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