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eBook What is Political Philosophy? And Other Studies ePub

by Leo Strauss

  • ISBN: 0226777138
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Leo Strauss
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (October 15, 1988)
  • Pages: 316
  • ePub book: 1289 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1790 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 120

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What is Political Philosophy?' is a revised version of the Judah L. Magnes Lectures, which the author delivered at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, in December 1954 and January 1955.

What is Political Philosophy?' is a revised version of the Judah L. Leo Strauss's contributions to political philosophy include Natural Right and History, Persecution and the Art of Writing, and Platonic Political Philosophy, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Leo Strauss was known for his close careful deep reading of classic Western Civilization philosophic texts. It shows here with him and his students doing a magnificent job. This book can be looked upon as a survey of the best of western thought. Now Strauss in his readings stresses taking the authors on their own terms in the context of their other works and their fellow countrymen who they are engaged in a dialogue with.

The difficulty is this, in reading Leo Strauss one always gets the feeling that one . The central chapters, btw, of & is Political Philosophy' are the essays on Farabi and Maimonides.

The difficulty is this, in reading Leo Strauss one always gets the feeling that one is either on the edge of a rather large insight or the target of an elaborate, but delightfully subtle, joke. Centers of lists, books, chapters, and so forth are very important to LS - they represent the least exposed position, and thus (perhaps!) the place to look for the philosophers true meaning. Strauss was not young when he wrote them.

What is Political Philosophy? And Other Studies.

The title essay records Strauss's sole extended articulation of the meaning of political philosophy itself. What is Political Philosophy? And Other Studies.

Lzo Strauss University of Chicago I. Tue Prosrem or. .The ultimate political goal, on the other hand, urgently calls for coherent reflection. Tue Prosrem or Poriricat PHILosoPHY HE MEANING OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY and its meaningful char- acter are as evident today as they have been since the time when political philosophy first made its appearance in Athens. All political action aims at either preservation or change.

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Leo Strauss's contributions to political philosophy include Natural Right and History, Persecution and . Strauss was a master at examining the political philosophy of the past and thus he was able to point us towards many of the lessons we have forgotten from past philosophies today.

Leo Strauss's contributions to political philosophy include Natural Right and History, Persecution and the Art of Writing, and Platonic Political Philosophy, al. This work contains his key contribution to modern political philosophy with his great essays "What is political philosophy", "Political philosophy and history", and also a nice collection on such thinkers as Xenophon, al-Farabi, Maimonides, Hobbes, and Locke.

Political philosophy, also known as political theory, is the study of topics such as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of laws by authority: what they are, if they are needed, what makes a government legitimate, .

Political philosophy, also known as political theory, is the study of topics such as politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law, and the enforcement of laws by authority: what they are, if they are needed, what makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should protect, what form it should take, what the law is, and what duties citizens owe to a legitimate government, if any, and when it may be legitimately overthrown, if ever.

Strauss’s third book, The Political Philosophy of Hobbes: Its Basis and Its . Strauss published two other books and many essays in his later years.

Strauss’s third book, The Political Philosophy of Hobbes: Its Basis and Its Genesis was published in 1936. In 1958 he published what is likely his most controversial study, Thoughts on Machiavelli, in which he pronounced Machiavelli’s anti-theological ire the source of modernity.

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"All political action has . . . in itself a directedness towards knowledge of the good: of the good life, or of the good society. For the good society is the complete political good. If this directedness becomes explicit, if men make it their explicit goal to acquire knowledge of the good life and of the good society, political philosophy emerges. . . . The theme of political philosophy is mankind's great objectives, freedom and government or empire—objectives which are capable of lifting all men beyond their poor selves. Political philosophy is that branch of philosophy which is closest to political life, to non-philosophic life, to human life."—From "What Is Political Philosophy?"What Is Political Philosophy?—a collection of ten essays and lectures and sixteen book reviews written between 1943 and 1957—contains some of Leo Strauss's most famous writings and some of his most explicit statements of the themes that made him famous. The title essay records Strauss's sole extended articulation of the meaning of political philosophy itself. Other essays discuss the relation of political philosophy to history, give an account of the political philosophy of the non-Christian Middle Ages and of classic European modernity, and present his theory of esoteric writing.

Comments

Laitchai Laitchai
Great book
Malann Malann
good book, good seller!
Weernis Weernis
Bought a second hand book at the loosest price,
Received a book that was bettervthan a new one.
No exaggeration.
Coiwield Coiwield
This book isn't a good place to start if you're new to Leo Strauss. In fact, unlike the reviewer above me, I would discourage Straussian neophytes from this collection. Although the book is rich and very representative of the wide range of philosophical concerns (perhaps except for Machiavelli) that dominated Strauss' thought, the essays almost always refer to previous debates/issues raised by other philosophers and/or Strauss' earlier writings. "On Tyranny" for instance presumes knowledge of the Starussian-Kojeve debate-dialogue over Xenophon's Hiero. The last essay on "Kurt Riezler" is really, at least in some sense, a bold assessment of Martin Heidegger's thinking and its effect on Germany during WWII and after.
All the essays date from the 1950s, a period that was very prolific for Leo Strauss. Moreover, this collection testifies to Strauss' on-going debate with prominent scholars of the moment, who have lost some significance in the passage of time. Every selection, except for the 16 book reviews from the 1950s, is a revised lecture; thus Strauss had a particular audience in mind when he offered his remarks (in the brief preface he indicates where and when he spoke/published each essay).
The cleanest and purest essay for the novice, in my estimation, is "On Classical Political Philosophy". Yet even here, Strauss assumes awareness in his audience of what, and who, defines "Classical Political Philosophy" and how "Modern Political Philosophy"(what and whom explained, but also assumed) have distorted the original teaching of classical political philosophers. All things considered I would encourage new readers interested in Leo Strauss to read "City and Man" first (my personal favorite).
These comments don't lessen my estimation of the magnitude, intensity and gracefulness of "What is Political Philosophy". It is certainly worth owning and reading. Albeit, I found this book so wonderful precisely because it refreshed my memory about things that Strauss taught me in his other works.
Erienan Erienan
Philosophy could be the whole topic about everything, but politics has so much history that sorting anything out brings to mind times and places that we might love or hate, but very few upright scribblers need apply for the few positions that get big rewards or end up being despised. Hobbes and Locke wished for ideas that could be sorted out, but Leo Strauss finds some confusion about basic individual liberties, which can baffle big blockheads.

The conflict between social order opinions and a counterculture of freak manias or philosophy with dialectic of enlightenment collapse in times that shift and shuffle make determination of writer identity a game of masks, which has room for "an invitation to perverse ingenuity." (p. 223). A negative evaluation of pathetic dangling supersuckers like parasites who cling to the global superpower creepy jackalope eye could stare you down in a song of weird Adam and Eve "blundera as would shame an intelligent high-school boy" (p. 223) like a big ball of gas or a guy on the stage just out of minimum wage might provide entertainment.
Άνουβις Άνουβις
Strauss was a master at examining the political philosophy of the past and thus he was able to point us towards many of the lessons we have forgotten from past philosophies today. This work contains his key contribution to modern political philosophy with his great essays "What is political philosophy", "Political philosophy and history", and also a nice collection on such thinkers as Xenophon, al-Farabi, Maimonides, Hobbes, and Locke.
Tiainar Tiainar
Great book for Political Theory and Philosophy students. My third Leo Strauss's book, and he never stops to amaze me. As for the seller, great customer service and quick. Thank you.
A. from Houston Baptist University.