“Let me be represented as one who trusts his senses, who thinks he knows the things he sees and feels, and entertains no doubts of their existence.” -- Bishop Berkeley
Congrats. Do you get to pick the title?
I certainly will have input into the title.
You might want to make "Oakeshott on Rome and America" the subtitle, and use something flashier—perhaps a pithy line from Oakeshott himself (cf. this)?—for the title itself.
I certainly DO want a flashier title -- I just don't have one yet! Suggestions are welcomed.
Congratulations. I'm greatly looking forward to it.
It's hard to judge a work by its table of contents, so these titles might be hilariously inapposite. Even so, they are the best I could come up with:1. Constitutionalism's Empty Promise: Oakeshott on Rome and America2. Rome, America, and the Failure of Rationalism: Oakeshott on the Fate of Two Civilizations3. The Imaginary Chains of a Constitution: Oakeshott on the Roman and American ExperimentsThat last one is of course an allusion to the famous Jefferson quotation.
Good work, PSH.