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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T13:52:12Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T13:52:12Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.issn1872-261X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/38279
dc.description.abstractEvery political philosopher has a philosophy of political history, if sometimes not a very good one. Oakeshott and Collingwood are two twentieth century political philosophers who were particularly concerned with the significance of history for political philosophy; and who both, in the 1940s, sketched what I call philosophies of political history: that is, systematic schemes which could make sense of the entire history of political philosophy. In this article I observe that Oakeshott depended for the political threefold sketched in his Introduction to Hobbes's Leviathan on a threefold Collingwood had developed in relation to science in The Idea of Nature. This is, I think, a novel observation. I contrast this political threefold with Collingwood's own political threefold in The New Leviathan. I then consider the neglect of these schemes, along with the rare attempts to defend such philosophies of history in the writings of Greenleaf and Boucher. My own claim is that these philosophies of political history are exemplary: and that the threefold is, for obvious Hegelian reasons, a still useful form for this sort of reflection. Political philosophy is likely to improve the more it takes the philosophy of political history seriously. © 2016 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of the Philosophy of Historyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1163/18722636-12341328en_US
dc.subjectCollingwooden_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectOakeshotten_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.titleThe philosophy of political history in Oakeshott and Collingwooden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage279en_US
dc.citation.epage303en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber10en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/18722636-12341328en_US
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishersen_US


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