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Michael Oakeshott Association - Modernity and Its Discontents


Cossitt Hall
906 N. Cascade Ave. (Northwest of Worner Campus Center) (map)


The following sessions are free and open to the public:

8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Oakeshott Abroad and the Question of Place

The Liberal Ethos and the Fate of Tradition: Michael Oakeshott Abroad and at Home
Thomas Cheeseman, Alexander Hamilton Institute

Michael Oakeshott, French Liberal Conservatives and the Challenge of Holding on to Paradoxical Truths
Laurent Dobuzinskis, Simon Fraser University

Oakeshott on Localism and Place
Robert Gingerich, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pragmatism and Education

Reckoning the Domains of Science and Practice: Oakeshott and Peirce as Critics of Modernity
Luke Plotica, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Oakeshott's Encounter with American Pragmatism: A Metaphysics of Experience
Seth Vannatta, Morgan State University

Oakeshott, Rationalism and the Corruption of the Academic Mind
William Church, University of Queensland

2:00-3:30 p.m. Oakeshott and Art

Is Art Proper the Expression of Emotion? Oakeshott vs. Collingwood
Robert Miner, Baylor University

The Tower of Wreckage: The Triumph of Nihilism in Architecture
Justin Shubow, National Civic Art Society

Rational Eloquence? David Hume on Modern vs. Ancient Refinements
Margaret Watkins, Saint Vincent College

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Oakeshott and His Contemporaries: Hegel, Hayek, et al

Michael Oakeshott and Modernity
John Coats, Connecticut College

The Critique of Rationalism and the (Qualified) Celebration of Individuality: Oakeshott and Hayek
Chor-Yung Cheung, City University of Hong Kong

Modern Political Philosophy and Truth: Oakeshott in the Context of the Analytic Critique of Normative Thought
Davide Orsi, Cardiff University


Michael Oakeshott Association - Modernity and Its Discontents
  • Open to Public: Yes
  • Admission Fee: Free
  • Sponsored By: The Colorado College Political Science Department, The Colorado College Studies, the Office of the President and the Office of the Dean of the College
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