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On Tyranny : Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Koj eve Correspondence.

Author: Victor Gourevitch
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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On Tyranny is Leo Strauss's classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue Hiero, or Tyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising tyranny. Included are a translation of the dialogue from its original Greek, a critique of Strauss's commentary by the French philosopher Alexandre Kojève, and the complete correspondence between the two. This revised and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Xenophon.; Alexandre Kojève; Alexandre Kojève; Leo Strauss; Alexandre Kojève; Leo Strauss
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Gourevitch
ISBN: 1299784763 9781299784765 022603013X 9780226030135 022603352X 9780226033525
OCLC Number: 855896607
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; I. On Tyranny; Xenophon: Hiero or Tyrannicus; Leo Strauss: On Tyranny; Notes to On Tyranny; II. The Strauss-Kojeve Debate; Alexandre Kojeve: Tyranny and Wisdom; Leo Strauss: Restatement on Xenophon's 'Hiero'; III. The Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence; Letters; Editorial Notes; Name Index; Subject Index.

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Introduces revisions throughout and expands authors' restatement of his position in light of Kojeve's commentary to bring it into conformity with the text as it was originally published in France.  Read more...

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"Through Strauss's interpretation, Xenophon appears to us as no longer the somewhat dull and flat author we know, but as a brilliant and subtle writer, an original and profound thinker. What is more, Read more...

 
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