History of Political Philosophy

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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 adistinguished 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 theNew School for Social Research. His scholarly work examined classicalpoliticalthinkers such asSocrates andPlato, as well as the foundations of modern liberalism inThomas Hobbes and Adam Smith. Healso collaborated withLeo Strauss, co-editing the inflential overview of Western political thought "History of Political Philosophy".

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