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Reorientation : Leo Strauss in the 1930s

Author: Martin D Yaffe; Richard S Ruderman
Publisher: New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Series: Recovering political philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Quelle
Named Person: Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin D Yaffe; Richard S Ruderman
ISBN: 9781137374233 1137374233 9781137324382 1137324384
OCLC Number: 856738628
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
Introduction; Martin D. Yaffe and Richard S. Ruderman --
1. How Strauss Became Strauss; Heinrich Meier --
2. Spinoza's Critique of Religion: Reading Too Literally and Not Reading Literally Enough; Steven Frank --
3. The Light Shed on the Crucial Development of Strauss's Thought by his Correspondence with Gerhard Krüger; Thomas L. Pangle --
4. Strauss on Hermann Cohen's 'Idealizing' Appropriation of Maimonides as a Platonist; Martin D. Yaffe --
5. Strauss on the Religious and Intellectual Situation of the Present; Timothy W. Burns --
6. Carl Schmitt and Strauss's Return to Pre-Modern Philosophy; Nasser Behnegar --
7. Strauss, Hobbes, and the Origins of Natural Science; Timothy W. Burns --
8. Strauss on Farabi, Maimonides, et al. in the 1930s; Joshua Parens --
9. The Problem of the Enlightenment: Strauss, Jacobi, and the Pantheism Controversy; David Janssens --
10. 'Through the Keyhole': Strauss's Rediscovery of Classical Political Philosophy in Xenophon's Constitution of the Lacedaemonians; Richard S. Ruderman --
11. Strauss and Schleiermacher on How to Read Plato: An Introduction to 'Exoteric Teaching'; Hannes Kerber --
Appendix: Seven Writings by Leo Strauss --
A. 'Conspectivism' (1929); Translated by Anna Schmidt and Martin D. Yaffe --
B. 'Religious Situation of the Present' (1930); Translated by Anna Schmidt and Martin D. Yaffe --
C. 'The Intellectual Situation of the Present' (1932); Translated by Anna Schmidt and Martin D. Yaffe --
D. 'A Lost Writing of Farâbîs' (1936); Translated by Gabriel Bartlett and Martin D. Yaffe --
E. 'On Abravanel's Critique of Monarchy' (1937); Translated by Martin D. Yaffe --
F. 'Exoteric Teaching' (1939); Edited by Hannes Kerber --
G. Lecture Notes for 'Persecution and the Art of Writing' (1939); Edited by Hannes Kerber --
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Series Title: Recovering political philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Martin D. Yaffe and Richard S. Ruderman.
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