Leo Strauss, Education, and Political Thought

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This collection by some of the leading scholars of Strauss' work is the first devoted to Strauss' thought regarding education. It seeks to address his conception of education as it applies to a range of his most important concepts, such as his views on the importance of revelation, his critique of modern democracy, and the importance of modern classical education. This book attempts to maintain traditional scholarly standards in the hope of approaching both Strauss and his work in a dispassionate and objective ...

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Overview

This collection by some of the leading scholars of Strauss' work is the first devoted to Strauss' thought regarding education. It seeks to address his conception of education as it applies to a range of his most important concepts, such as his views on the importance of revelation, his critique of modern democracy, and the importance of modern classical education. This book attempts to maintain traditional scholarly standards in the hope of approaching both Strauss and his work in a dispassionate and objective manner. It contains both biographical as well as scholarly chapters aimed first and foremost at understanding the corpus of Strauss' work and also his significance as an educational thinker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611470543
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
  • Publication date: 4/22/2011
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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J. G. York is a doctoral candidate in the philosophy of education division of the Educational Policies Studies Department of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Michael A. Peters is professor of education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction: Leo Strauss: Reading between the Lines Michael A. Peters J. G. York 9

Why Leo Strauss?: Four Answers and One Consideration concerning the Uses and Disadvantages of the School for the Philosophical Life Heinrich Meier 23

"The Second Cave": Leo Strauss and the Possibility of Education in the Contemporary World Neil G. Robertson 34

Strauss's Rights Pedagogy Tim McDonough 52

Strauss's New Reading of Plato Catherine H. Zuckert 74

Why Leo Strauss Is Not an Aristotelian: An Exploratory Study Michael P. Zuckert 110

"Do No Harm": Leo Strauss and the Limits of Remedial Politics Timothy L. Simpson Jon Fennell 137

Taming the Power Elite Shadia B. Drury 162

Leo Strauss and the Neoconservative Critique of the Liberal University: Postmodernism, Relativism, and the Culture Wars Michael A. Peters 181

Notes on Contributors 211

Index 215

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