Leo Strauss: Political Philosopher and Jewish Thinker

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Kenneth L. Deutsch, Walter Nicgorski
Rowman & Littlefield, 1994 - Philosophy - 396 pages
In this book, 19 prominent representatives of each side in the basic division among Strauss's followers explore his contribution to political philosophy and Jewish thought. The volume presents the most extensive analysis yet published of Strauss's religious heritage and how it related to his work, and includes Strauss's previously unpublished 'Why We Remain Jews, ' an extraordinary essay concerned with the challenge posed to Judaism by modern secular thought. The extensive introduction interrelates the major themes of Strauss's thought
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Strauss Judaism Reason and Revelation
41
Can Jewish Faith and History Still Speak to Us?
43
Between Athens and Jerusalem
81
Reason Revelation and Nature
107
Leo Strauss as a Student of Medieval Jewish Thought
129
Strausss Critique of Spinoza
143
Schmitts Concept of the Political and Strausss True Politics
175
Strauss Classical Political Philosophy Modernity and the American Regime
257
On a Certain Critique of Straussianism
259
Natural Right and Philosophy
275
Blasphemy and Leo Strausss
297
Leo Strauss and the American Founding
309
A Return to Classical Political Philosophy and the Understanding of the American Founding
325
Leo Strauss and American Democracy A Response to Wood and Holmes
339
Without Malice But with Forethought A Response to Burnyeat
353

Leo Strauss the Bible and Political Philosophy
195
A Latitude for Statesmanship? Strauss on St Thomas
211
On The Epistolary Dialogue Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin
231
Strauss Read from France
373
The Contributors
395
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Kenneth L. Deutsch is Professor of Political Science at State University of New York at Geneseo. Walter Nicgorski is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame.

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