Sartre’s Radicalism and Oakeshott’s Conservatism

The Duplicity of Freedom


Anthony Farr


Macmillan, London, 1998
Sartre’s Radicalism and Oakeshott’s ConservatismSartre’s Radicalism and Oakeshott’s ConservatismSartre’s Radicalism and Oakeshott’s Conservatism

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First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 266pp.

If man has no nature—if our intellect and understanding are products of our own activities—do we possess a key to self-modification? Are we free to re-make mankind? Sartre champions the romantic idea that we can—by sheer determination—begin afresh. Oakeshott is struck by the vandalism of such a project—he seeks to defend political culture from degradation by meddling academics. The Radical and Conservative understanding of social order and the human self are compared in this in-depth analysis of two contrasting philosophies.


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