Stock Image

Enemies of Perfection, The : Oakeshott, Plato, and the Critique of Rationalism

Candreva, Debra

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0739106627 / ISBN 13: 9780739106624
Published by Lexington Books 2004-12-23, US, 2004
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Monroe Street Books (Middlebury, VT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since December 5, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

150 pages. Clean, unmarked copy in excellent condition. Record # 463349. Bookseller Inventory # 463349

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Enemies of Perfection, The : Oakeshott, ...

Publisher: Lexington Books 2004-12-23, US

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

While some philosophers feel that Plato corrupted the practice of Western metaphysics, others feel his legacy has been abandoned to the detriment of Western thought. Even though Michael Oakeshott is well known for his critique of rationalism, and his denial that human reason is capable of achieving eternal truths―truths such as those articulated by Plato and his contemporaries―Oakeshott does not view Plato as the source of either error or truth. He instead considers Plato to be the proponent of an important dialectical manner of thinking.

In The Enemies of Perfection, author Debra Candreva argues that Plato's philosophy is among the most important influences on Oakeshott's thought, with his debts to Plato far outweighing his criticisms. Further, Candreva's examination of Oakeshott's treatment of Plato forms the basis of an argument against the view that a radical gap between ancient and modern thought renders ancient philosophy either inaccessible or irrelevant to current thinking.

About the Author:

Debra Candreva is a visiting assistant professor at Wellesley College.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We have an open shop. Hours are: 9AM to 6PM Monday-Saturday and 11AM to 6 PM Sundays. The shop is located at 1485 Route 7 North, 2 miles north of downtown Middlebury, VT. We are located at Paquette self-storage across from Euclide Quenell Farm (It's Vermont!) and have over 150,000 books. Some have said we're the best used book store in the State and Book Lover's Guide has listed us as a "must see." So if you're out our way, please stop in.(When weather VERY bad, please call ahead. We do close during snow storms, etc.)

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Monroe Street Books. Owners: Richard and Flanzy Chodkowski. Mailing address: Monroe Street Books, 70 Monroe Street, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 USA. Store Located at: 1485 Route 7 North, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 USA. Phone: 1-802-398-2200 Email: books@monroestreetbooks.com
Books are offered subject to availability. Vermont residents please add 7% sales tax. We accept check, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover Card. Phone or Email reservations are encouraged. If you reach...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Books are shipped via United States Postal Service. Shipping is $5 1st bk, $2 each additional. Priority is $8/ 1st bk. International shipping is extra and varies by size, weight and destination country. Oversize +/or overweight will cost more. May be returned within seven days of receipt. (Please call or email ahead.) Payment should accompany all orders. Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal