History of Political Philosophy

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Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey
University of Chicago Press, Nov 30, 1987 - Philosophy - 966 pages
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This volume provides an unequaled introduction to the thought of chief contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by specialists on the various philosophers, this third edition has been expanded significantly to include both new and revised essays.

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User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

neo-conservative presentation, accurately reflected in the title. chapter per writer, beginning in Athens, and ending with Strauss himself as object of inquiry. how humble! Read full review

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User Review  - Hemin - Goodreads

I have read the Chinese version several years ago. But the translation makes me a little confused. I don't know it will take me how long to finish it. Read full review

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Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History,and Spinoza's Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Joseph Cropsey (1919-2012) was a distinguished service professor emeritus in the department of political science at the University of Chicago, where he taught since 1958. He previously was on the faculty of the City College of New York and the New School for Social Research. His scholarly work examined classical political thinkers such as Socrates and Plato, as well as the foundations of modern liberalism in Thomas Hobbes and Adam Smith. He also collaborated with Leo Strauss, co-editing the inflential overview of Western political thought History of Political Philosophy.

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