The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism: An Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss

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University of Chicago Press, Jan 15, 1989 - Political Science - 285 pages
This concise and accessible introduction to Strauss's thought provides, for wider audience, a bridge to his more complex theoretical work. Editor Pangle has gathered five of Strauss's previously unpublished lectures and five hard-to-find published writings and has arranged them so as to demonstrate the systematic progression of the major themes that underlay Strauss's mature work.

"[These essays] display the incomparable insight and remarkable range of knowledge that set Strauss's works apart from any other twentieth-century philosopher's."—Charles R. Kesler, National Review
 

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Contents

Social Science and Humanism
3
Relativism
13
3
27
4
49
5
63
7
103
8
187
9
207
10
227
Notes
271
Bibliography
279
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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.

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