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The Resource Leo Strauss's defense of the philosophic life : reading What is political philosophy?, edited by Rafael Major

Leo Strauss's defense of the philosophic life : reading What is political philosophy?, edited by Rafael Major

Label
Leo Strauss's defense of the philosophic life : reading What is political philosophy?
Title
Leo Strauss's defense of the philosophic life
Title remainder
reading What is political philosophy?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rafael Major
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Leo Strauss's What Is Political Philosophy? addresses almost every major theme in his life's work and is often viewed as a defense of his overall philosophic approach. Yet precisely because the book is so foundational, if we want to understand Strauss's notoriously careful and complex thinking in these essays, we must also consider them just as Strauss treated philosophers of the past: on their own terms. Each of the contributors in this collection focuses on a single chapter from What Is Political Philosophy? in an effort to shed light on both Strauss's thoughts about the history of philosophy and the major issues about which he wrote. Included are treatments of Strauss's esoteric method of reading, his critique of behavioral political science, and his views on classical political philosophy. Key thinkers whose work Strauss responded to are also analyzed in depth: Plato, Al-Farabi, Maimonides, Hobbes, and Locke, as well as twentieth-century figures such as Eric Voegelin, Alexandre Kojève, and Kurt Riezler. Written by scholars well-known for their insight and expertise on Strauss's thought, the essays in this volume apply to Strauss the same meticulous approach he developed in reading others. The first book-length treatment on a single book by Strauss, Leo Strauss's Defense of the Philosophic Life will serve as an invaluable companion to those seeking a helpful introduction or delving deeper into the major themes and ideas of this controversial thinker."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC251.S8
LC item number
L456 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Leo Strauss's defense of the philosophic life : reading What is political philosophy?, edited by Rafael Major
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thinking through Strauss's legacy / Rafael Major -- Reading "What is political philosophy?" / Nasser Behnegar -- "Political philosophy and history" / Catherine Zuckert -- Leo strauss's "On classical political philosophy" / Nathan Tarcov -- Philosophic politics and theology: Strauss's "Restatement" / Christopher Nadon -- How Strauss read Farabi's Summary of Plato's "Laws" / Daniel Tanguay -- Strauss on Maimonides's secretive political science / Joshua Parens -- Leo Strauss's "On the basis of Hobbes's political philosophy" / Devin Stauffer -- Strauss on Locke and the law of nature / Michael Zuckert -- Fishing for philosophers: Strauss's "Restatement" on the art of writing / David Janssens -- "Kurt Riezler: 1882-1955" and the "problem" of political philosophy / Susan Meld Shell
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780226924212
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012020623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40021852996
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn783150249
  • (OCoLC)ocn853275475
Label
Leo Strauss's defense of the philosophic life : reading What is political philosophy?, edited by Rafael Major
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Thinking through Strauss's legacy / Rafael Major -- Reading "What is political philosophy?" / Nasser Behnegar -- "Political philosophy and history" / Catherine Zuckert -- Leo strauss's "On classical political philosophy" / Nathan Tarcov -- Philosophic politics and theology: Strauss's "Restatement" / Christopher Nadon -- How Strauss read Farabi's Summary of Plato's "Laws" / Daniel Tanguay -- Strauss on Maimonides's secretive political science / Joshua Parens -- Leo Strauss's "On the basis of Hobbes's political philosophy" / Devin Stauffer -- Strauss on Locke and the law of nature / Michael Zuckert -- Fishing for philosophers: Strauss's "Restatement" on the art of writing / David Janssens -- "Kurt Riezler: 1882-1955" and the "problem" of political philosophy / Susan Meld Shell
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780226924212
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012020623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40021852996
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn783150249
  • (OCoLC)ocn853275475

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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