Michael Oakeshott on The Philosophy of History, a 1948 Broadcast

Oakeshott I was hanging out with Morgan last night, and we were lamenting the absence of conservative giants like Joseph Schumpeter or Michael Oakeshott on the intellectual scene, whatever the problems of conservatism as a philosophical orientation.  Now the Michael Oakeshott Association has made a 1948 BBC radio broadcast on the philosophy of history available on the web.

In 1948 Michael Oakeshott made a radio broadcast about the philosophy of history on the BBC’s University Program. Leslie Marsh obtained permission from the BBC to play the broadcast at the MO Association’s inaugural conference in 2001 and to make it available on our web site.

Hence, available once again for you to download are the transcript of the broadcast and the following audio files.