Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Michael Oakeshott

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by Michael Oakeshott.
This section contains 9,738 words
(approx. 33 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Michael Oakeshott - Critical Essay by Michael Oakeshott

Critical Essay by Michael Oakeshott

SOURCE: An introduction to Hobbes on Civil Association, Basil Blackwell, 1975, pp. 1-74.

In the following excerpt from his introduction to Leviathan, Oakeshott discusses what philosophy meant to Hobbes, and how to approach reading him.

the Context of Gi; the Context of leviathan =~ Sleviathan

Leviathan is the greatest, perhaps the sole, masterpiece of political philosophy written in the English language. And the history of our civilization can provide only a few works of similar scope and achievement to set beside it. Consequently, it must be judged by none but the highest standards and must be considered only in the widest context. The masterpiece supplies a standard and a context for the second-rate, which indeed is but a gloss; but the context of the masterpiece itself, the setting in which its meaning is revealed, can in the nature of things be nothing narrower than...

(read more)

This section contains 9,738 words
(approx. 33 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Michael Oakeshott - Critical Essay by Michael Oakeshott
Follow Us on Facebook