On Tyranny: Corrected And Expanded Edition, Including The Strauss-kojève Correspondence

September 13, 2013|
On Tyranny: Corrected And Expanded Edition, Including The Strauss-kojève Correspondence by Leo Strauss
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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 expanded edition introduces important corrections throughout and expands Strauss’s restatement of his position in light of Kojève’s commentary to bring it into conformity with the text as it was originally published in France.
Leo Strauss (1899–1973) was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History,and Spinoza’s Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago Press. Victor Gourevitch is the William Gr...
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Title:On Tyranny: Corrected And Expanded Edition, Including The Strauss-kojève Correspondence
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:358 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:358 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.9 in
Published:September 13, 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780226030135

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