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The Voice of Judaism in the Conversation of Mankind: Thoughts on Michael Oakeshott

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Publication Date: March 2007

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Alan Mittleman

Series: Jewish Political Studies Review, 19:1-2, Spring 2007.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Intellectual life)

Keywords: Ethics; Values; Literature; Theory

Type: Other


The author outlines areas of harmony, dissonance, contrast and useful inquiry between traditional Jewish religious and political thought and the work of British social and political theorist Michael Oakeshott (1901 - 1990). Topics covered include the role of tradition in society, pluralism, religion, conduct, morality, political and civil association, and Zionism.