On tyranny

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Free Press, 1991 - Philosophy - 336 pages
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Review: On Tyranny

User Review  - Jacob Stubbs - Goodreads

So, this book is quite the challenging read. Strauss and Kojéve both have a very esoteric writing style. That being said, the correspondence between Strauss and Kojéve forces you to think of ... Read full review

Review: On Tyranny

User Review  - Rutger - Goodreads

A brilliant dialogue between two masterminds: the allegedly conservative Strauss and the Stalinist Hegelian Alexandre Kojeve. Is it necessary to study modern politics with modern political science, or should classical political philosophy suffice? Read full review

Contents

Hiero or Tyrannicus
3
Tyranny and Wisdom
135
Restatement on Xenophons Hiero
177
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was born and educated in Germany, receiving his doctorate from Hamburg University in 1921. He came to the United States in 1938 and taught political science and philosophy at the New School for Social Research for a decade. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago as professor of political philosophy in 1949 and was eventually named Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor. Among his many books are "The Political Philosophy of Hobbes; Natural Right and History"; and "Thoughts on Machiavelli," all of which are available from the University of Chicago Press.

Gourevitch is William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University.

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