"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
Hello. Does your book assume a knowledge of Oakeshott's philosophy or should it be understandable to someone with no knowledge of his philosophy? In other words, is it suitable for the "intelligent layperson" with no specialized knowledge or is it written for experts in the field? Thank you.
Thanks, Kevin.Sure thing, Senyor -- it opens with an intro to Oakeshott.
Hmmm... the picture on the cover looks a lot like a well known picture of Rothbard:http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Murray_Rothbard.jpgYour unconscious has betrayed you! Mwahahaha!
That's funny Pedro.But that is Oakeshott on the cover, not me.
Good evening, Dr. Callahan.Congratulations. I am sure that you are happy and relieved. I would imagine that your wife and children are even more so -- at least until you begin/continue your next book.
I'll be honest, I was had never even heard of Oakeshott until I saw this post. I did a little digging around and found that it might be worth my while to order your book based upon what I read. However, I don't think that I can do that at this time due to the price; almost 2¢ a page. I realize that it will probably have a very limited (first) printing by an academic publisher and that this plays into the price, but you must admit that that is a lot to pay. I buy a lot of books, so I am quite cognizant of prices. I still wish to extend to you a hearty congratulations on this achievement. I imagine that it is quite hard to get such things as this out there and onto bookshelves; that is an achievement in and of itself, I am sure.
Oops, that should be 20¢ per page. I only wish that new hard-backed books were going for 2¢ a page. Haha. If that were the case, I'd have filled my shelves.
Joseph, my words are easily worth over $20 per page!