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The Resource After Leo Strauss : new directions in Platonic political philosophy, Tucker Landy

After Leo Strauss : new directions in Platonic political philosophy, Tucker Landy

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After Leo Strauss : new directions in Platonic political philosophy
Title
After Leo Strauss
Title remainder
new directions in Platonic political philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Tucker Landy
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Language
eng
Summary
Few thinkers of the twentieth century studied the fundamental questions of ethics and politics, or penetrated further into the philosophical sources of the moral relativism of our times, more deeply than Leo Strauss. After Leo Strauss is not yet another attempt to explicate, critique, or defend Strauss. Instead, it encourages us to look in new directions, and to escape certain aspects of Strauss's powerful influence, in order to revisit classic texts and make our own judgments about what those texts might mean. Tucker Landy proposes a post-Straussian reading of the Platonic dialogues that is non-esoteric yet respectful of their subtle dramatic-pedagogic form and urges us, in a spirit of Socratic humility, to reexamine ancient and modern theories of natural right to seek possible grounds for reconciliation between them. Landy puts forth a Socratic theory of democratic liberalism as an example of such reconciliation. "This book is a breath of fresh air for people like me, who were influenced by Strauss early in their philosophic careers but who refuse to dismiss metaphysics and cosmology, who are wary of the potentially narrowing effects of 'political philosophy,' and who are open, in their philosophical eros, to the possible truth of revelation and the wisdom of the poets. Tucker Landy gives us a new beginning--a Socrates made young and beautiful." -- Peter Kalkavage, author of The Logic of Desire: An Introduction to Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1957-
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Landy, Tucker
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JA71
LC item number
.L238 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in the thought and legacy of Leo Strauss
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  • Strauss, Leo
  • Political science
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After Leo Strauss : new directions in Platonic political philosophy, Tucker Landy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Rethinking Leo Strauss -- Modern Science and Classical Natural Right -- Nietzsche's Plato -- Socrates, the Ideas, and a Non-Esoteric Reading of Plato -- The Limitations of Platonic Dualism -- Socratic Liberalism -- Philosophic Wisdom and Literary Wisdom
Control code
861211974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781438451657
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861211974
Label
After Leo Strauss : new directions in Platonic political philosophy, Tucker Landy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Rethinking Leo Strauss -- Modern Science and Classical Natural Right -- Nietzsche's Plato -- Socrates, the Ideas, and a Non-Esoteric Reading of Plato -- The Limitations of Platonic Dualism -- Socratic Liberalism -- Philosophic Wisdom and Literary Wisdom
Control code
861211974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781438451657
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861211974

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