Eros Turannos

Eros Turannos

by Aakash Singh, Alexandre Kojeve, Leo Strauss
     
 

Eros Turannos analyzes the debates between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve. Their debates are contextualized through the Platonic notion of a likeness between the psuche (soul) and the polis (city). This classical notion is updated through contemporary philosopher William Desmond's linked accounts of eros and tyranny. Conclusions are drawn on the nature of the

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Eros Turannos analyzes the debates between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve. Their debates are contextualized through the Platonic notion of a likeness between the psuche (soul) and the polis (city). This classical notion is updated through contemporary philosopher William Desmond's linked accounts of eros and tyranny. Conclusions are drawn on the nature of the debaters' political philosophies-on their potential inclination toward the advocacy or rejection of tyranny and on the role that their differing conceptions of eros played. It is suggested that the Platonic perspective on eros and tyranny remains an important way of looking at the nature of tyranny, even in modernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761832591
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
0.37(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

Aakash Singh is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Delhi University. He earned his doctorate at Catholic University of Leuven.

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