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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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 anbsp;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 thenbsp;New School for Social Research. His scholarly work examined classicalnbsp;politicalnbsp;thinkers such asnbsp;Socrates andnbsp;Plato, as well as the foundations of modern liberalism innbsp;Thomas Hobbes and Adam Smith. Henbsp;also collaborated withnbsp;Leo Strauss, co-editing the inflential overview of Western political thought History of Political Philosophy.

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