Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Strauss, Derrida 2nd
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Postmodern Platos by Catherine H. Zuckert
Book DescriptionThis study examines the work of five key philosophical figures from the 19th and 20th centuries through the lens of their own decidedly postmodern readings of Plato. The author argues that Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Strauss and Derrida, convinced that modern rationalism had exhausted its possibilities, all turned to Plato in order to rediscover the original character of philosophy and to reconceive the Western tradition as a whole. Zuckert's juxtaposition of these seemingly disparate bodies of thought furnishes a synoptic view, not merely of these individual thinkers, but of the broad postmodern landscape as well. The result is a work that offers a perspective on the relation between the Western philosophical tradition and the evolving postmodern enterprise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226993317
(225mm x 150mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 6-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Catherine H. Zuckert
Plato's Philosophers, Paperback (October 2012)
Faced with the difficult task of discerning Plato's true ideas from the contradictory voices he used to express them, scholars have never fully made sense of the many incompatibilities within and between the dialogues. In this book, the author explains how these prose dramas cohere to reveal a comprehensive Platonic understanding of philosophy.
Political Philosophy in the Twentieth Century, Hardback (September 2011)» View all books by Catherine H. Zuckert
Well-known scholars present the arguments of individual political philosophers they know and admire.
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Author Biography - Catherine H. Zuckert
Catherine H. Zuckert is the Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Postmodern Platos and a coauthor of The Truth about Leo Strauss, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
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