9780226777009-0226777006-Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy

Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy

ISBN-13: 9780226777009
ISBN-10: 0226777006
Edition: Reprint
Author: Strauss, Leo
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 268 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226777009
ISBN-10: 0226777006
Edition: Reprint
Author: Strauss, Leo
Publication date: 1985
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 268 pages

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Acknowledged authors Strauss, Leo wrote Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy comprising 268 pages back in 1985. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226777006 and 9780226777009. Since then Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 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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