Studies on Rationalism

"Like Midas, the Rationalist is always in the unfortunate position of not being able to touch anything, without transforming it into an abstraction; he can never get a square meal of experience." -- Michael Oakeshott


Critics of Rationalism

Jane Jacobs' Critique of Rationalism in Urban Planning

Hayek and Oakeshott on Rationalism

Michael Oakeshott on Rationalism in Politics

Winch on Following a Rule

Ideal Types and the Historical Method

Other Material

Oakeshott on Rome and America at Amazon

Oakeshott Versus America

Oakeshott and the American Founding