Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem

Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem

by Heinrich Meier
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521856477

ISBN-13: 9780521856478

Pub. Date: 01/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, by one of the most prominent interpreters of Leo Strauss's thought, is the first to examine the theme that Leo Strauss considered to be key to his entire intellectual enterprise. The theologico-political problem refers to the confrontation between the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. In this study, Heinrich Meier

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This book, by one of the most prominent interpreters of Leo Strauss's thought, is the first to examine the theme that Leo Strauss considered to be key to his entire intellectual enterprise. The theologico-political problem refers to the confrontation between the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. In this study, Heinrich Meier clarifies the distinction between political theology and political philosophy and sheds new light on the unifying center of Strauss' philosophical work. The book is the culmination of his work on the general topic of the theologico-political problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521856478
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the American Edition     xi
The Theologico-Political Problem: On the Theme of Leo Strauss
The Theologico-Political Problem     3
On the Genealogy of Faith in Revelation     29
Death as God: A Note on Martin Heidegger     45
The History of Philosophy and the Intention of the Philosopher: Reflections on Leo Strauss     53
What is Political Theology?     75
Why Political Philosophy?     89
Two Unpublished Lectures   Leo Strauss
The Living Issues of German Postwar Philosophy (1940)     115
Reason and Revelation (1948)     141
Index of Names     181

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