Leo Strauss

Moving beyond gossip and innuendo about Strauss's followers and the Bush administration, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Strauss's writings on political violence, considering also what he taught in the classroom on ...

Author: Robert Howse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107074996

Category: Political Science

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"Leo Strauss is known to many people as a thinker of the right, who inspired hawkish views on national security and perhaps even advocated war without limits. Moving beyond gossip and innuendo about Strauss's followers and the Bush administration, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Strauss's writings on political violence, considering also what he taught in the classroom on this subject. In stark contrast to popular perception, Strauss emerges as a man of peace, favorably disposed to international law and skeptical of imperialism - a critic of radical ideologies (right and left) who warns of the dangers to free thought and civil society when philosophers and intellectuals ally themselves with movements that advocate violence. Robert Howse provides new readings of Strauss's confrontation with fascist/Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt, his debate with Alexandre Kojáeve about philosophy and tyranny, and his works on Machiavelli and Thucydides and examines Strauss's lectures on Kant's Perpetual Peace and Grotius's Rights of War and Peace"--

Michael Oakeshott and Leo Strauss

Robert Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 84,90. Oakeshott, “On Peace with Germany,” 179. Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols and The Anti-Christ, 197–198. Steven B. Smith, “Leo Strauss: The ...

Author: David McIlwain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030133818

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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This book compares the thought of Michael Oakeshott and Leo Strauss, bringing Oakeshott’s desire for a renaissance of poetic individuality into dialogue with Strauss’s recovery of the universality of philosophical enlightenment. Starting from the conventional understanding of these thinkers as important voices of twentieth-century conservatism, McIlwain traces their deeper and more radical commitments to the highpoints of human achievement and their shared concerns with the fate of traditional inheritances in modernity, the role and meaning of history, the intention and meaning of political philosophy, and the problem of politics and religion. The book culminates in an articulation of the positions of Oakeshott and Strauss as part of the quarrel of poetry and philosophy, revealing the ongoing implications of their thinking in terms of the profound spiritual and political questions raised by modern thinkers such as Hobbes, Hegel, Nietzsche and Heidegger and leading back to foundational figures of Western civilization including St. Augustine and Socrates.

Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia

“Man of Peace: Rehearing the Case Against Leo Strauss,” in The Legacy of Leo Strauss, edited by Tony Burns and James Connelly. Exeter: Imprint Academic. Howse, Robert. 2014. Leo Strauss: Man of Peace. Cambridge: Cambridge University ...

Author: Jun-Hyeok Kwak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429560378

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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This book analyzes the reception of Leo Strauss and his political philosophy in Northeast Asia. By juxtaposing the central idea of Strauss’s political philosophy with the question of modernity, the contributors explore the eclectic adaptations of Strauss in Northeast Asian countries as a philosophical appropriation across cultures. Examining how Strauss’s philosophy was first introduced in Northeast Asia, the book sheds light on the similarities and differences in experiences, challenging the dominant approach which attributes various receptions of Strauss in Northeast Asia solely to sociopolitical circumstances. This book also seeks to move beyond a China-centric approach to investigate the possible transcultural appeals of Strauss’s political philosophy by exploring the cases of Japan and South Korea. Appealing to a wide network of scholars and practitioners in East Asia engaged in rethinking cultural particularities, this volume will be attractive to upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and advanced researchers in political philosophy, political theory, and Asian politics.

Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in the Chinese Speaking World

Review of Robert Howse, Man of Peace. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, October 18. https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/53222-leo-strauss-man-of-peace/ (last accessed September 30, 2016). Sombart, Nikolaus. 1997. Die deutschen Männer und ihre ...

Author: Kai Marchal

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498536271

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

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Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in the Chinese-Speaking World: Reorienting the Political examines the reception of Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in China and Taiwan. The legacies of both Schmitt, the German legal theorist and thinker who joined the Nazi party, and Strauss, the German-Jewish classicist and political philosopher who became famous after his emigration to the United States, are highly controversial. Since the 1990s, however, these thinkers have had a powerful resonance for Chinese scholars. Today, when Chinese intellectuals debate the Chinese state, the future role of China in the world, the liberal international order, and even the meaning of Confucian civilization, they often employ Schmittian and Straussian concepts like “the political,” “friend–enemy,” “state of exception,” “liberal education,” and “natural right.” The very possibility of a genuine Chinese political theory is often thought to be tied to the legacy of these two thinkers. This volume explores this complex phenomenon with a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach. The twelve essays in this volume are written from a range of perspectives by philosophers, political theorists, historians, and legal scholars from China, Germany, Taiwan, and the United States.

Leo Strauss and the Theopolitics of Culture

Smith, Steven B. Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism (Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 2006). ———. Review of Robert Howse, “Leo Strauss: Man of Peace.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, October 18, 2014; ...

Author: Philipp von Wussow

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438478418

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts. 2020 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title In this book, Philipp von Wussow argues that the philosophical project of Leo Strauss must be located in the intersection of culture, religion, and the political. Based on archival research on the philosophy of Strauss, von Wussow provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts. Presenting the necessary background in German-Jewish philosophy of the interwar period, von Wussow then offers detailed accounts and comprehensive interpretations of Strauss's early masterwork, Philosophy and Law, his wartime lecture "German Nihilism," the sources and the scope of Strauss's critique of modern "relativism," and a close commentary on the late text "Jerusalem and Athens." With its rare blend of close reading and larger perspectives, this book is valuable for students of political philosophy, continental thought, and twentieth-century Jewish philosophy alike. It is indispensable as a guide to Strauss's philosophical project, as well as to some of the most intricate details of his writings. Philipp von Wussow is Senior Researcher at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

Leo Strauss Between Weimar and America

In addition to the 1972–1973 seminar on Thucydides at St John's College, Strauss taught a seminar on Thucydides at the University of Chicago in 1962–1963. On Strauss and Thucydides, see, for example, Howse, Leo Strauss: Man of Peace, ...

Author: Adi Armon

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030243890

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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This is the first book-length examination of the impact Leo Strauss’ immigration to the United States had on this thinking. Adi Armon weaves together a close reading of unpublished seminars Strauss taught at the University of Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s with an interpretation of his later works, all of which were of course written against the backdrop of the Cold War. First, the book describes the intellectual environment that shaped the young Strauss’ worldview in the Weimar Republic, tracing those aspects of his thought that changed and others that remained consistent up until his immigration to America. Armon then goes on to explore the centrality of Karl Marx to Strauss’s intellectual biography. By analyzing an unpublished seminar Strauss taught with Joseph Cropsey at the University of Chicago in 1960, Armon shows how Strauss’ fragmentary, partial engagement with Marx in writing obscured the important role that Marxism actually played as an intellectual challenge to his later political thinking. Finally, the book explores the manifestations of Straussian doctrine in postwar America through reading Strauss’ The City and Man (1964) as a representative of his political teaching.

Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides. University of Chicago Press, 2013. Howse, Robert. Leo Strauss: Man of Peace. Cambridge University Press, 2014. Janssens, David. Between Athens and Jerusalem: Philosophy, Prophecy and ...

Author: Neil G. Robertson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509516346

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

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Leo Strauss’s lifelong intellectual mission was to recover ‘classical rationalism’, a pursuit that has made him a controversial figure to this day. While his critics see him as responsible for a troubling anti-democratic strain in modern politics, others argue that his thought is in fact the best defence of responsible democracy. Neil Robertson’s new introduction to Strauss aims to transcend these divides and present a non-partisan account of his thought. He shows how Strauss’ intellectual formation in Weimar Germany and flight from Nazism led him to develop a critique of modernity that tended to support a conservative politics, while embracing a radical sense of what philosophy is and can be. He examines the way in which Strauss built upon the thought of Nietzsche and Heidegger in order to show how their 'nihilism' led not to a standpoint beyond western rationality, but to a recovery of its roots. This skillful reconstruction of the coherence and unity of Strauss’ thought is the essential guide for anyone wishing to fully grasp the contribution of one of the most contentious and intriguing figures in 20th century intellectual history.

Brill s Companion to Leo Strauss Writings on Classical Political Thought

Grene, D. (1965 [1950]) Man in His Pride (reissued as Greek Political Theory). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Howse, R. (2014) Leo Strauss, Man of Peace. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004299832

Category: Philosophy

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Brill's Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought offers clear, accessible essays to assist a new generation of readers in their introduction to Strauss’ writings on the ancients, and to deepen the understanding of those familiar with his work.

Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism Philosophy and History

I would like to acknowledge the similarity of my conception of Strauss's “nondogmatic” philosophical practice with the conception articulated by Robert Howse in the conclusion of his 2014 Leo Strauss: Man of Peace (Cambridge, ...

Author: Jeffrey A. Bernstein

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438456539

Category: Philosophy

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Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history. In Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History, Jeffrey A. Bernstein explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history. For Bernstein, Strauss shows that a close study of the history of philosophy—from the “ancients” to “medievals” to “moderns”—is necessary for one to appreciate the fundamental distinction between the forms of life Strauss terms “Jerusalem” and “Athens,” that is, order through revealed Law and free philosophical thought, respectively. Through an investigation of Strauss’s published texts; examination of his intellectual biography and history; and making use of correspondence, archival materials, and seminar transcripts, Bernstein shows how Strauss’s concern with the relation between Judaism and philosophy spanned his entire career. His findings will be of use to those interested in the thought of Strauss, the history of Jewish thought, and the relation between religion, philosophy, and politics. Jeffrey A. Bernstein is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross.

Leo Strauss

Man of Peace Robert Howse. according to Strauss, Machiavelli's philosopher is a spiritual warrior not a peacemaker – even ifMachiavelli's long-term aim is to serve the goal ofstable society.4 THE LITERARY CHARACTER OF STRAUSS'S THOUGHTS ...

Author: Robert Howse

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316062067

Category: Political Science

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Leo Strauss is known to many people as a thinker of the right, who inspired hawkish views on national security and perhaps advocated war without limits. Moving beyond gossip and innuendo about Strauss's followers and the Bush administration, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Strauss's writings on political violence, considering also what he taught in the classroom on this subject. In stark contrast to popular perception, Strauss emerges as a man of peace, favorably disposed to international law and skeptical of imperialism - a critic of radical ideologies who warns of the dangers to free thought and civil society when intellectuals ally themselves with movements that advocate violence. Robert Howse provides new readings of Strauss's confrontation with fascist/Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt, his debate with Alexandre Kojève about philosophy and tyranny, and his works on Machiavelli and Thucydides and examines Strauss's lectures on Kant's Perpetual Peace and Grotius's Rights of War and Peace.