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Fuller, Timothy 1940-

Works: 28 works in 126 publications in 5 languages and 3,912 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Timothy Fuller
The voice of liberal learning : Michael Oakeshott on education by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1989, when Michael Oakeshott's Voice of Liberal Learning was first published by Yale University Press, books that held a negative view of education in the United States, such as Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind and E.D. Hirsch's Cultural Literacy, had garnered a remarkable amount of attention. There have been countless lamentations about the state of schooling in America in recent years, and there have been countless recommendations toward what is invariably called "educational reform." To those weary and wary of the cacophony about what's wrong with education in America and what ought to be done about it, Oakeshott's voice beckons. As usual, his approach to the subject is subtle, comprehensive, and radical--in the sense of summoning readers to the root of the matter. That root, Oakeshott believed, is the very nature of learning itself and, concomitantly, the means (as distinct from the method) by which the life of learning is discovered, cultivated, and pursued
Religion, politics, and the moral life by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of faith and the politics of scepticism by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Oakeshott, the foremost British political philosopher of the twentieth century, died in 1990, leaving a substantial collection of unpublished material. Yale University Press is continuing to make available the best of these illuminating works. In this polished and hitherto unknown work, Oakeshott argues that modern politics emerged out of a debate, persistent through centuries of European political experience up to the present, on the question, 'What should governments do?' According to Oakeshott, two different answers have dominated our thought since the fifteenth century. One, exemplified by such thinkers as Rousseau and Marx, expresses a belief in the capacity of human beings to control, design, and monitor all aspects of social and political life, a belief fostered by the intoxicating increase in power available to governments in modern times. On the other hand, sceptics such as Montaigne, Pascal, Halifax and Hume argued that governments cannot, in principle, produce perfection, and that we should prevent concentrations of power which may result in tyrannies which oppress the dignity of the human spirit. Oakeshott exposes the pitfalls of both positions and shows the value of a middle ground that incorporates scepticism with enough faith to avoid total quietism. Readers of Oakeshott will find here the thinking that lies behind his famous definition of politics as 'the pursuit of intimations'
Leading and leadership( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leading and Leadership, an anthology of source readings, brings together writings on leadership by classic writers from ancient to modern times. It aims to foster reflection on leadership, rather than join the ranks of "how-to-do-it" manuals or of tracts offering generic advice divorced from particular circumstances. In Leading and Leadership poets, orators, and political leaders offer us food for thought, from Homer to Machiavelli and from Abraham Lincoln to Max Weber."--Jacket
Machiavelli's legacy : the Prince after five hundred years by Timothy Fuller( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince is one of the most celebrated and notorious books in the history of Western political thought. It continues to influence discussions of war and peace, the nature of politics, and the relation of private ethics to public duties. Ostensibly a sixteenth-century manual of instruction on certain aspects of princely rule and behavior, The Prince anticipates and complicates modern political and philosophical questions. What is the right order of society? Can Western politics still be the model for progress toward peace and prosperity, or does our freedom to create our individual purposes and pursuits undermine our public responsibilities? Are the characteristics of our politics markedly different, for better or for worse, than the politics of earlier eras? Machiavelli argues that there is no ideal, transcendent order to which one can conform, and that the right order is merely the one that has the capacity to persist over time. The Prince's emphasis on the importance of an effective truth over any abstract ideal marks it as one of the first works of modern political philosophy. Machiavelli's Legacy situates Machiavelli in general and The Prince in particular at the birth of modernity. Joining the conversation with established Machiavelli scholars are political theorists, Americanists, and international relations scholars, ensuring a diversity of viewpoints and approaches. Each contributor elucidates different features of Machiavelli's thinking, from his rejection of classical antiquity and Christianity, to his proposed dissolution of natural roles and hierarchies among human beings. The essays cover topics such as Machiavelli's vision for a heaven-sent redemptive ruler of Italy, an argument that Machiavelli accomplished a profoundly democratic turn in political thought, and a tough-minded liberal critique of his realistic agenda for political life, resulting in a book that is, in effect, a spirited conversation about Machiavelli's legacy.--
Reassessing the liberal state : reading maritain's man and the state( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual legacy of Michael Oakeshott( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something of great constancy : essays in honor of the memory of J. Glenn Gray, 1913-1977( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Prospects of liberalism : nine essays( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On liberty and its enemies : essays of Kenneth Minogue by Kenneth Robert Minogue( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of twenty of Kenneth Minogue's essays, written over a period of more than fifty years, celebrates the advent of modern liberty. They describe the conditions under which liberty and individuality can flourish and the threats to liberty's flourishing in our time. Minogue offers a powerful critique of political correctness, of ideological flights from reality, and of the deformities of study in the modern university.--
Zuversicht und Skepsis : zwei Prinzipien neuzeitlicher Politik by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary perspectives on human nature : proceedings of a faculty seminar at Colorado College( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La política de la fe y la política del escepticismo by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationalism in politics and other essays by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationalism in Politics, first published in 1962, has established the late Michael Oakeshott as the leading conservative political theorist in modern Britain. This expanded collection of essays astutely points out the limits of "reason" in rationalist politics. Oakeshott criticizes ideological schemes to reform society according to supposedly "scientific" or rationalistic principles that ignore the wealth and variety of human experience. "Rationalism in politics," says Oakeshott, "involves a misconception with regard to the nature of human knowledge." History has shown that it produces unexpected, often disastrous results. "Having cut himself off from the traditional knowledge of his society, and denied the value of any education more extensive than a training in a technique of analysis," the Rationalist succeeds only in undermining the institutions that hold civilized society together. In this regard, rationalism in politics is "a corruption of the mind."
The politics of faith and the politics of scepticism by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On history and other essays by Michael Joseph Oakeshott( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una de las ideas seminales del pensamiento de Michael Oakeshott es que no es posible reducir todos los modos de conocimiento a un sistema único y abarcador. Desarrollada en La voz del aprendizaje liberal, ya editada por Katz editores y Liberty Fund, esta idea significa, para Oakeshott, que la filosofía y la historia son, tanto como la ciencia y la matemática, "lenguajes, más que literaturas", es decir, modos específicos de abordar e interpretar el mundo. Y es en la perspectiva del diálogo entre esos lenguajes como se realiza la auténtica libertad. Así, para Oakeshott el desafío específico de los historiadores es dejar de lado cualquier preocupación de orden práctico o ideológico en su abordaje del pasado, pues una de las mayores ilusiones del ser humano es la creencia en sistemas que lo llevarán a la perfección final en una tierra prometida. Un desafío, el que el autor propone, extremadamente difícil, dado que en general la mirada retrospectiva está menos interesada en la historia que en una "política retrospectiva", pero que él asume en Sobre la historia, donde aborda temas fundamentales de la experiencia humana: la naturaleza de la historia, el imperio de la ley, la lucha por el poder como dimensión inherente a la condición humana, la futilidad de las modernas utopías políticas. En su conjunto, los cinco ensayos aquí reunidos muestran de modo elocuente la perspectiva distanciada que el autor mismo propone para el trabajo del historiador. Tres de ellos se ocupan de temas de historiografía; el capítulo cuarto, "El concepto de rule of law", analiza aspectos esenciales de lo que considera como una relación ideal entre los hombres, y en el ensayo final, "La Torre de Babel", ilustra la tesis de que la pluralidad de "lenguajes" constituye la esencia misma de la vida civilizada: los pueblos de Babel no se pierden en la ininteligibilidad mutua sino que, al contrario, se asocian para llevar adelante una empresa común
La politica moderna tra scetticismo e fede by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings of Michael Oakeshott by Michael Oakeshott( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measures in time : photographs 1963-2002 by David Burnett( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photojournalist David Burnett has covered stories such as presidential elections, famine, revolution, war, political events, pop culture and celebrity events, the Olympics, as well as everyday life. The photographs in this catalog represent a sampling of some of his award-winning work that spans several decades
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Religion, politics, and the moral life
Religion, politics, and the moral lifeThe politics of faith and the politics of scepticismReassessing the liberal state : reading maritain's man and the stateThe intellectual legacy of Michael OakeshottLa política de la fe y la política del escepticismoRationalism in politics and other essaysThe politics of faith and the politics of scepticismOn history and other essays
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Fuller, Timothy

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