Sartre’s Radicalism and Oakeshott’s Conservatism
The Duplicity of Freedom
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.
This copy is in very good condition.