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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"An ... introduction to the thought butors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Writtenby experts on the various philosophers ... The thirs edition ... has been expanded to include Thucydides and Xenophon ... and ... Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. An essay has been added ... on the deceased editor, Leo Strauss. New essays have been written on Aristotle, Burke, and Bentham and James Mill ... the contributors to this volume aim at encouraging the reader to understand the work of each philosopher as he himself did, rather than as a phenomenon of intellectual or social history"--Publisher's description.

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Political philosophy needs to be updated. Political philosophers introduced and discussed by the book History of Political Philosophy belong to the old times. Though chief political philosohpers are described and evaluated, those works of political philosophy may not be able to explain the contemporary world.
Commentator: Xing Yu, the author of the book Language and State: An Inquiry into the Progress of Civilization
 

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Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. Born and educated in Germany, he emigrated to the United Sates in 1937. From 1949nbsp;to 1968 he was a professor of political science at the University of Chicago.nbsp;nbsp;He was the author of numerous books, many of which are published by the University of Chicago Press.nbsp;nbsp;

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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