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The Resource Leo Strauss and the problem of political philosophy, Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

Leo Strauss and the problem of political philosophy, Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

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Leo Strauss and the problem of political philosophy
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Leo Strauss and the problem of political philosophy
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Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert
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eng
Summary
Leo Strauss and his alleged political influence regarding the Iraq War have in recent years been the subject of significant media attention, including stories in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Time magazine even called him "one of the most influential men in American politics." With The Truth about Leo Strauss, Michael and Catherine Zuckert challenged the many claims and speculations about this notoriously complex thinker. Now, with Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy, they turn their attention to a searching and more comprehensive interpretation of Strauss's thought as a whole, using the many manifestations of the "problem of political philosophy" as their touchstone. For Strauss, political philosophy presented a "problem" to which there have been a variety of solutions proposed over the course of Western history. Strauss's work, they show, revolved around recovering--and restoring--political philosophy to its original Socratic form. Since positivism and historicism represented two intellectual currents that undermined the possibility of a Socratic political philosophy, the first part of the book is devoted to Strauss's critique of these two positions. Then, the authors explore Strauss's interpretation of the history of philosophy and both ancient and modern canonical political philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Locke. Strauss's often-unconventional readings of these philosophers, they argue, pointed to solutions to the problem of political philosophy. Finally, the authors examine Strauss's thought in the context of the twentieth century, when his chief interlocutors were Schmitt, Husserl, Heidegger, and Nietzsche. The most penetrating and capacious treatment of the political philosophy of this complex and often misunderstood thinker, from his early years to his last works, Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy reveals Strauss's writings as an attempt to show that the distinctive characteristics of ancient and modern thought derive from different modes of solving the problem of political philosophy and reveal why he considered the ancient solution both philosophically and politically superior."--Publisher's website
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ICU/DLC
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1942-
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Zuckert, Michael P.
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC251.S8
LC item number
Z835 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1942-
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Zuckert, Catherine H.
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  • Strauss, Leo
  • Political science
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Leo Strauss and the problem of political philosophy, Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introductory: Political Philosophy and Its Enemies -- The Problem of Historicism and the Fusion of Philosophy and History -- Strauss's Rereading of the History of Political Philosophy: An Overview -- Reviving Western Civilization from Its Roots: Strauss's Return to Premodern Thought -- Strauss's New Reading of Plato -- Why Strauss Is Not and Aristotelian -- At the Crossroads: Strauss on the Coming of Modernity -- Strauss on Locke and the Law of Nature -- Strauss's Practical Politics: From Weimar to America -- Strauss and His Contemporaries -- Strauss as Educator: The Great Books in the Modern World -- Straussians -- Strauss's Project: Reviving Socratic Political Philosophy
Control code
859446837
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780226135731
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013048790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)859446837
Label
Leo Strauss and the problem of political philosophy, Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introductory: Political Philosophy and Its Enemies -- The Problem of Historicism and the Fusion of Philosophy and History -- Strauss's Rereading of the History of Political Philosophy: An Overview -- Reviving Western Civilization from Its Roots: Strauss's Return to Premodern Thought -- Strauss's New Reading of Plato -- Why Strauss Is Not and Aristotelian -- At the Crossroads: Strauss on the Coming of Modernity -- Strauss on Locke and the Law of Nature -- Strauss's Practical Politics: From Weimar to America -- Strauss and His Contemporaries -- Strauss as Educator: The Great Books in the Modern World -- Straussians -- Strauss's Project: Reviving Socratic Political Philosophy
Control code
859446837
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 387 pages
Isbn
9780226135731
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013048790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)859446837

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