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Author Riendeau, Natalie.

Title The Legendary Past : Michael Oakeshott on Imagination and Political Identity
Published Luton : Andrews UK, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (307 pages)
Series British Idealist Studies 1: Oakeshott ; v. 13
British Idealist Studies 1: Oakeshott
Contents 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
Summary 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 .
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Subject Imagination.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1845407849