Liberalism Ancient And Modern

Paperback | December 1, 1995

byLeo Strauss

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Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: the tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philsophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the conflicting yet complementary relationship between ancient and modern liberalism. For those seeking to become acquainted with this provocative thinker, one need look no further.

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Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: t he tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philosophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the confli...

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Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: the tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philsophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the conflict...

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Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: t he tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philosophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the confli...

Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His contributions to political philsophy include Natural Right and History, The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, The City and the Man, Thoughts on Machiavelli, Persecution and the Art of Wri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:283 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:December 1, 1995Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1. What Is Liberal Education?
2. Liberal Education and Responsibility
3. The Liberalism of Classical Political Philosophy
4. On the Minos
5. Notes on Lucretius
6. How To Begin to Study The Guide of the Perplexed
7. Marsilius of Padua
8. An Epilogue
9. Preface to Spinoza's Critique of Religion
10. Perspectives on the Good Society
Acknowledgments
Index of Names

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Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: t he tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philosophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the conflicting yet complementary relationship between ancient and modern liberalism. For those seeking to become acquainted with this provocative thinker, one need look no further.