Reorientation Leo Strauss In The 1930s

Author: M. Yaffe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137381140
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Reorientation Leo Strauss In The 1930s from the Author: M. Yaffe. The first comprehensive effort to examine Strauss's astonishingly wide-ranging writings of the 1930s (some of which have only recently been made available to English-speaking readers, including several herein) with a view to their unifying theme of recovering classical political philosophy.

Carl Schmitt And Leo Strauss In The Chinese Speaking World

Author: Kai Marchal
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498536271
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Carl Schmitt And Leo Strauss In The Chinese Speaking World from the Author: Kai Marchal. Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in the Chinese-Speaking World: Reorienting the Political examines the reception of Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in China and Taiwan. The legacies of both Schmitt, the German legal theorist and thinker who joined the Nazi party, and Strauss, the German-Jewish classicist and political philosopher who became famous after his emigration to the United States, are highly controversial. Since the 1990s, however, these thinkers have had a powerful resonance for Chinese scholars. Today, when Chinese intellectuals debate the Chinese state, the future role of China in the world, the liberal international order, and even the meaning of Confucian civilization, they often employ Schmittian and Straussian concepts like ‚Äúthe political,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúfriend‚Äďenemy,‚ÄĚ ‚Äústate of exception,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúliberal education,‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúnatural right.‚ÄĚ The very possibility of a genuine Chinese political theory is often thought to be tied to the legacy of these two thinkers. This volume explores this complex phenomenon with a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach. The twelve essays in this volume are written from a range of perspectives by philosophers, political theorists, historians, and legal scholars from China, Germany, Taiwan, and the United States.

Leo Strauss And The Crisis Of Rationalism

Author: Corine Pelluchon
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438449682
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Leo Strauss And The Crisis Of Rationalism from the Author: Corine Pelluchon. Examines the German and Jewish sources of Strauss‚Äôs thought and the extent to which his philosophy can shed light on the crisis of liberal democracy. How can Leo Strauss‚Äôs critique of modernity and his return to tradition, especially Maimonides, help us to save democracy from its inner dangers? In this book, Corine Pelluchon examines Strauss‚Äôs provocative claim that the conception of man and reason in the thought of the Enlightenment is self-destructive and leads to a new tyranny. Writing in a direct and lucid style, Pelluchon avoids the polemics that have characterized recent debates concerning the links between Strauss and neoconservatives, particularly concerns over Strauss‚Äôs relation to the extreme right in Germany. Instead she aims to demystify the origins of Strauss‚Äôs thought and present his relationship to German and Jewish thought in the early twentieth century in a manner accessible not just to the small circles devoted to the study of Strauss, but to a larger public. Strauss‚Äôs critique of modernity is, she argues, constructive; he neither condemns modernity as a whole nor does he desire a retreat back to the Ancients, where slaves existed and women were not considered citizens. The question is to know whether we can learn something from the Ancients and from Maimonides‚ÄĒand not merely about them.

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.

After Leo Strauss

Author: Tucker Landy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438451652
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After Leo Strauss from the Author: Tucker Landy. Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right. Few thinkers of the twentieth century studied the fundamental questions of ethics and politics, or penetrated further into the philosophical sources of the moral relativism of our times, more deeply than Leo Strauss. After Leo Strauss is not yet another attempt to explicate, critique, or defend Strauss. Instead, it encourages us to look in new directions, and to escape certain aspects of Strauss‚Äôs powerful influence, in order to revisit classic texts and make our own judgments about what those texts might mean. Tucker Landy proposes a post-Straussian reading of the Platonic dialogues that is non-esoteric yet respectful of their subtle dramatic-pedagogic form and urges us, in a spirit of Socratic humility, to reexamine ancient and modern theories of natural right to seek possible grounds for reconciliation between them. Landy puts forth a Socratic theory of democratic liberalism as an example of such reconciliation. ‚ÄúThis book is a breath of fresh air for people like me, who were influenced by Strauss early in their philosophic careers but who refuse to dismiss metaphysics and cosmology, who are wary of the potentially narrowing effects of ‚Äėpolitical philosophy,‚Äô and who are open, in their philosophical eros, to the possible truth of revelation and the wisdom of the poets. Tucker Landy gives us a new beginning‚ÄĒa Socrates made young and beautiful.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ Peter Kalkavage, author of The Logic of Desire: An Introduction to Hegel‚Äôs Phenomenology of Spirit

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 Natural Law Foundations Of Modern Social Theory

Author: Daniel Chernilo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107009804
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The Natural Law Foundations Of Modern Social Theory from the Author: Daniel Chernilo. Daniel Chernilo offers an original reconstruction of the history of universalism in modern social thought from Hobbes to Habermas.

Leo Strauss

Author: Leo Strauss
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791453292
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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

Leo Strauss And The Theologico Political Problem

Author: Heinrich Meier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521699457
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Leo Strauss And The Theologico Political Problem from the Author: Heinrich Meier. This book, by one of the most prominent interpreters of Leo Strauss's thought, was the first to address the problem that Leo Strauss himself said was the theme of his studies: the theologico-political problem or the confrontation with the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. In his theologico-political treatise, which comprises four parts and an appendix, Heinrich Meier clarifies the distinction between political theology and political philosophy and reappraises the unifying center of Strauss's philosophical enterprise. The book is the culmination of Meier's work on the theologico-political problem. It will interest anyone who seeks to understand both the problem caused by revelation for philosophy and the challenge posed by political-religious radicalism. The appendix makes available for the first time two lectures by Strauss that are immediately relevant to the subject of this book and that will open the way for future research and debate on the legacy of Strauss.