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Reading Leo Strauss : politics, philosophy, Judaism

Author: Steven B Smith
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Interest in Leo Strauss is greater now than at any time since his death, mostly because of the purported link between his thought and the political movement known as neoconservatism. Steven B. Smith, though, surprisingly depicts Strauss not as the high priest of neoconservatism but as a friend of liberal democracy - perhaps the best defender democracy has ever had. Moreover, in Reading Leo Strauss, Smith shows that  Read more...
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Named Person: Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven B Smith
ISBN: 0226764028 9780226764023 9780226763897 0226763897
OCLC Number: 62172702
Description: xi, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: why Strauss, why now? --
Jerusalem --
How Jewish was Leo Strauss? --
Gershom Scholem and Leo Strauss : notes toward a German-Jewish dialogue --
Strauss's Spinoza --
Athens --
Leo Strauss's platonic liberalism --
Destruktion or recovery? on Strauss's critique of Heidegger --
Tyranny ancient and modern --
Strauss's America --
WWLSD; or, what would Leo Strauss do?
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"This is the best book so far on Strauss. Approachable, instructive, and profound." - Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University"

 
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It was as a skeptic, Smith argues, that Strauss considered the seemingly irreconcilable conflict between reason and revelation - a conflict Strauss dubbed the \"theologico-political problem.\" Calling this problem \"the theme of my investigations,\" Strauss asked the same fundamental question throughout his life: what is the relation of the political order to revelation in general and Judaism in particular? 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<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/14777054<\/a>> # Leo Strauss<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Strauss<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Leo<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Leo Strauss<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/279314146<\/a>> # Steven B. Smith<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1951<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Smith<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Steven B.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Steven B. Smith<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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