Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy

Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy One of the outstanding thinkers of our time offers in this book his final words to posterity Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy was well underway at the time of Leo Strauss s death in Havin

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  • Title: Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy
  • Author: Leo Strauss
  • ISBN: 9780226777009
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the outstanding thinkers of our time offers in this book his final words to posterity Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy was well underway at the time of Leo Strauss s death in 1973 Having chosen the title for the book, he selected the most important writings of his later years and arranged them to clarify the issues in political philosophy that occupied hisOne of the outstanding thinkers of our time offers in this book his final words to posterity Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy was well underway at the time of Leo Strauss s death in 1973 Having chosen the title for the book, he selected the most important writings of his later years and arranged them to clarify the issues in political philosophy that occupied his attention throughout his life.As his choice of title indicates, the heart of Strauss s work is Platonism a Platonism that is altogether unorthodox and highly controversial These essays consider, among others, Heidegger, Husserl, Nietzsche, Marx, Moses Maimonides, Machiavelli, and of course Plato himself to test the Platonic understanding of the conflict between philosophy and political society Strauss argues that an awesome spritual impoverishment has engulfed modernity because of our dimming awareness of that conflict.Thomas Pangle s Introduction places the work within the context of the entire Straussian corpus and focuses especially on Strauss s late Socratic writings as a key to his mature thought For those already familiar with Strauss, Pangle s essay will provoke thought and debate for beginning readers of Strauss, it provides a fine introduction A complete bibliography of Strauss s writings if included.

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    1. I've been asked about an introduction to Strauss before, and have detailed my thoughts on that here: Reading Leo StraussThis book is a gem not because "it tells you everything you need to know about Strauss," but because it's a fun read that informs every step of the way. The introductory essay by Pangle is packed: it looks to be an attempt to explain how Platonic/Socratic thought works. The essay by Strauss on the Apology is essential reading - what is Socrates trying to achieve by talking abou [...]

    2. Strauss's work on political philosophy with a focus on Platonism, including essays by the likes of Marx, Nietzsche, Machiavelli and highlighting the conflicts between philosophy and political society

    3. Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 6, as one of Four Books and Two Essays to Help You Begin Wondering about Plato.

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