Leo Strauss on Plato's "Symposium"
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Leo Strauss on Plato's Symposium by Leo Strauss
Book DescriptionThe first major piece of unpublished work by Leo Strauss to appear in more than 30 years, this volume offers the public the unprecedented experience of encountering this renowned scholar as his students did. Given as a course in autumn 1959 under the title "Plato's Political Philosophy" these provocative lectures - until now, never published, but instead passed down from one generation of students to the next - show Strauss at his subtle and insightful best.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226776866
(230mm x 153mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 13-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leo Strauss
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Leo Strauss on Maimonides, Hardback (May 2013)
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Leo Strauss on Moses Mendelssohn, Hardback (January 2013)
Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) was the leading Jewish thinker of the German Enlightenment and the founder of modern Jewish philosophy. In addition to Strauss' introductions, the author has translated various editorial annotations Strauss makes on key passages in Mendelssohn's texts.
Hobbes's Critique of Religion and Related Writings, Hardback (May 2011)» View all books by Leo Strauss
Argues that the basis for Hobbes' natural and political science is his interest in 'self-knowledge of man as he really is.' This title allows us to have a picture of author's interpretation of Hobbes, the thinker pivotal to the fundamental theme of his life's work: the conflicting demands of philosophy and revelation.
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Author Biography - Leo Strauss
Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His many contributions to political philosophy include "The Political Philosophy of Hobbes" and "On Tyranny," both published by the University of Chicago Press. Seth Benardete (1930-2001) was professor of classics at New York University and the author, most recently, of "Plato's "Laws": The Discovery of Being," also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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