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The enduring importance of Leo Strauss

Author: Laurence Lampert
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes on the crucial task of separating what is truly important in the work of Leo Strauss from the ephemeral politics associated with his school. This title shows that Strauss' famous distinction  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Lampert
ISBN: 9780226039480 022603948X
OCLC Number: 824119978
Description: ix, 345 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Strauss's recovery of exotericism --
Exotericism exposed: letters to Jacob Klein --
Exotericism embraced: "the law of reason in the Kuzari" --
The Socratic Enlightenment --
The peculiarly Socratic philosophizing: Xenophon's Gynaikologia --
Socrates, the real real man: Xenophon's Andrologia --
Platonic political philosophy: "ministerial poetry" --
Extending the history of philosophy back to Homer: Seth Benardete's Odyssey --
The modern Enlightenment --
Attacking the Enlightenment on behalf of orthodoxy: the introduction to Philosophy and law --
Attacking the Enlightenment on behalf of Socrates: "what is political philosophy?" --
Advancing the Enlightenment: Strauss's recovery of Nietzsche's theological-political program --
Epilogue: Strauss's farewell.
Responsibility: Laurence Lampert.

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