Reorientation Leo Strauss In The 1930s

Author: Richard S. Ruderman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137324382
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Reorientation Leo Strauss In The 1930s from the Author: Richard S. Ruderman. Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s seeks to explain the 'change in orientation' that Strauss underwent during a decade of personal and political upheaval. Though he began to garner attention in the 1950s, it was in the 1930s that Strauss made a series of fundamental breakthroughs which enabled him to recover, for the first time since the Middle Ages, the genuine meaning of political philosophy. Despite this being a period of marked output and activity for Strauss, his research in this era remains overlooked. This volume is the first to assemble in one place an examination of Strauss' various publications throughout the decade, providing a comprehensive analysis of his work during the period. It includes, for the first time in English, five newly translated writings of Strauss from 1929‚Äď37, brought to life with insight from leading scholars in the field.

Leo Strauss And The Rediscovery Of Maimonides

Author: Kenneth Hart Green
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226307034
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Leo Strauss And The Rediscovery Of Maimonides from the Author: Kenneth Hart Green. In Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides, Kenneth Hart Green explores the critical role played by Maimonides in shaping Leo Strauss’s thought. In uncovering the esoteric tradition employed in Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed, Strauss made the radical realization that other ancient and medieval philosophers might be concealing their true thoughts through literary artifice. Maimonides and al-Farabi, he saw, allowed their message to be altered by dogmatic considerations only to the extent required by moral and political imperatives and were in fact avid advocates for enlightenment. Strauss also revealed Maimonides’s potential relevance to contemporary concerns, especially his paradoxical conviction that one must confront the conflict between reason and revelation rather than resolve it. An invaluable companion to Green’s comprehensive collection of Strauss’s writings on Maimonides, this volume shows how Strauss confronted the commonly accepted approaches to the medieval philosopher, resulting in both a new understanding of Maimonides and a new depth and direction for his own thought. It will be welcomed by anyone engaged with the work of either philosopher.

Persecution And The Art Of Writing

Author: Leo Strauss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226777115
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Persecution And The Art Of Writing from the Author: Leo Strauss. The essays collected in Persecution and the Art of Writing all deal with one problem‚ÄĒthe relation between philosophy and politics. Here, Strauss sets forth the thesis that many philosophers, especially political philosophers, have reacted to the threat of persecution by disguising their most controversial and heterodox ideas.

Brill S Companion To Leo Strauss Writings On Classical Political Thought

Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004299831
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Brill S Companion To Leo Strauss Writings On Classical Political Thought from the Author: . Brill's Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought offers clear, accessible essays to assist a new generation of readers in their introduction to Strauss’ writings on the ancients, and to deepen the understanding of those familiar with his work.

The Intellectual Development Of Karl Mannheim

Author: Colin Loader
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521265676
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The Intellectual Development Of Karl Mannheim from the Author: Colin Loader. Karl Mannheim was a social theorist writing in the first half of this century. Largely inspired by Mannheim's own historical sociology of knowledge, Loader presents a thorough and penetrating survey of the entire corpus of his work, as well as discussing that of his contemporaries. He sets Mannheim's writings in their historical and intellectual context, thereby giving rise to a new and convincing interpretation of many of his works, particularly the most famous, Ideology and Utopia.

Shylock And The Jewish Question

Author: Martin D. Yaffe
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Shylock And The Jewish Question from the Author: Martin D. Yaffe. "Yaffe provides a wide-ranging and probing reflection on the portrayal of Jews and Judaism in early modern thought. His innovative approach to the problem of Shakespeare's treatment of Shylock can stand for the originality of his book as a whole... Yaffe's interpretations are likely to prove controversial, but they are always thought-provoking." -- Virginia Quarterly Review Much attention has been paid to the place of Shylock in the history of anti-Semitism. Most scholars have agreed with Harold Bloom that Shakespeare's famous villain is drawn with a "murderous anti-Semitism" and that Shakespeare uncritically mirrors the rife anti-Semitism of his times. While others see only gross caricature in The Merchant of Venice, however, Martin Yaffe finds a subtle analysis of the Jew's place in a largely Christian society. In Shylock and the Jewish Question, Yaffe challenges the widespread assumption that Shakespeare is, in the final analysis, unfriendly to Jews. He finds that Shakespeare's consideration of Judaism in The Merchant of Venice provides an important contrast to Marlowe's virulent The Jew of Malta. In many ways, he argues, Shakespeare's play is even more accepting than Francis Bacon's notably inclusive New Atlantis or the Jewish philosopher Benedict Spinoza's argument for tolerance in the Theologico-Political Treatise. "Although Yaffe focuses on the Jewish question, his study is a lead-in to a study of the rise of liberal democracy, the development of religious toleration, the relation of church and state, and the inter-relation between politics, economics and religion -- all of these being vital in history's evolution towards modernity." -- Serge Liberman, Australian JewishNews "In a critique that promises to refuel scholarly controversy over the portrait of Shylock... Yaffe's retro-prospective approach to its political philosophy suggests interesting possibilities for contrasting popular anti-Semitic culture and the more tolerant, enlightened statesmanship of the seventeenth-century." -- Frances Barasch, Shakespeare Bulletin

Leo Strauss

Author: Leo Strauss
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791488829
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Leo Strauss from the Author: Leo Strauss. Presents the early published writings of the distinguished political philosopher Leo Strauss, available here for the first time in English. ‚ÄúZank places at the reader‚Äôs disposal the young Strauss‚Äôs passionate advocacy of political Zionism and his early confrontations with Spinoza, consideration of whom helped lead Strauss to formulate his teaching on ‚Äėthe quarrel between the ancients and the moderns.‚Äô‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ National Review

Spinoza S Critique Of Religion

Author: Leo Strauss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226776880
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Spinoza S Critique Of Religion from the Author: Leo Strauss. Leo Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation as he explores Spinoza's scientific, comparative, and textual treatment of the Bible. Strauss compares Spinoza's Theologico-political Treatise and the Epistles, showing their relation to critical controversy on religion from Epicurus and Lucretius through Uriel da Costa and Isaac Peyrere to Thomas Hobbes. Strauss's autobiographical Preface, traces his dilemmas as a young liberal intellectual in Germany during the Weimar Republic, as a scholar in exile, and as a leader of American philosophical thought. "[For] those interested in Strauss the political philosopher, and also those who doubt whether we have achieved the 'final solution' in respect to either the character of political science or the problem of the relation of religion to the state." ‚ÄĒJournal of Politics "A substantial contribution to the thinking of all those interested in the ageless problems of faith, revelation, and reason." ‚ÄĒKirkus Reviews Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago. His contributions to political science include The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, The City and the Man, What is Political Philosophy?, and Liberalism Ancient and Modern.

Leo Strauss

Author: Robert Howse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107074991
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Leo Strauss from the Author: Robert Howse. This book analyzes Leo Strauss's writings on political violence, considering also what he taught in the classroom on this subject.

Autonomy Oppression And Gender

Author: Andrea Veltman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199969108
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Autonomy Oppression And Gender from the Author: Andrea Veltman. These new essays examine philosophical issues at the intersection of feminism and autonomy studies. Are autonomy and independence useful goals for women and subordinate persons? Is autonomy possible in contexts of social subordination and oppression? Is the pursuit of desires that issue from patriarchal norms consistent with autonomous agency? How should we understand the concepts of relational autonomy and adaptive preferences? How do emotions and caring relate to autonomous deliberation? Contributors to this collection answer these and related questions.