Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought

Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought

by Leo Strauss, Kenneth Hart Green
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791427749

ISBN-13: 9780791427743

Pub. Date: 04/24/1997

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This is the first book to bring together the major essays and lectures of Leo Strauss in the field of modern Jewish thought. It contains some of his most famous published writings, as well as significant writings which were previously unpublished. Spanning almost 30 years of continuously deepening reflection, the book presents the full range of Strauss’s

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This is the first book to bring together the major essays and lectures of Leo Strauss in the field of modern Jewish thought. It contains some of his most famous published writings, as well as significant writings which were previously unpublished. Spanning almost 30 years of continuously deepening reflection, the book presents the full range of Strauss’s contributions as a modern Jewish thinker.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791427743
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/24/1997
Series:
SUNY series in the Jewish Writings of Leo Strauss Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Editor's Preface

Editor's Introduction: Leo Strauss as a Modern Jewish Thinker

Part I: Essays in Modern Jewish Thought

1. Progress or Return? (1952)
2. Preface to Spinoza's Critique of Religion (1965)

Part II: Studies of Modern Jewish Thinkers

3. How to Study Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise (1948)
4. Preface to Isaac Husik, Philosophical Essays (1952)
5. Introductory Essay to Hermann Cohen, Religion of Reason out of the Sources of Judaism (1972)

Part III: Lectures on Contemporary Jewish Issues

6. Freud on Moses and Monotheism (1958)
7. Why We Remain Jews (1962)

Part IV: Studies on the Hebrew Bible

8. On the Interpretation of Genesis (1957)
9. Jerusalem and Athens (1967)

Part V: Comments on Jewish History

10. What Is Political Philosophy? [The First Paragraph] (1954)
11. Review of J. L. Talmon, The Nature of Jewish History (1957)
12. Letter to the Editor: The State of Israel (1957)

Part VI: Miscellaneous Writings on Jews and Judaism

13. Introduction to Persecution and the Art of Writing (1952)
14. Perspectives on the Good Society (1963)

Part VII: Autobiographical Reflections

15. An Unspoken Prologue (1959)
16. Preface to Hobbes Politische Wissenschaft (1965)
17. A Giving of Accounts (1970)

Appendix 1: Plan of a Book Tentatively Entitled Philosophy and the Law: Historical Essays (1946)

Appendix 2: Restatement on Xenophon's Hiero [The Last Paragraph] (1950)

Appendix 3: Memorial Remarks for Jason Aronson (1961)

Sources

Bibliography

Index

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