Liberalism Ancient and Modern

Liberalism Ancient and Modern

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by Leo Strauss
     
 

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Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: the tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philsophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the conflicting yet complementary

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Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: the tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philsophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the conflicting yet complementary relationship between ancient and modern liberalism. For those seeking to become acquainted with this provocative thinker, one need look no further.

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Foss's column, Monitor (October 1909 to March 1911), embodies progressive public librarianship in the early 1900s. Paper reprint of the 1968 original (Basic Books) with a new foreword. A collection of essays on the two strands of 20th century liberal democratic thought: the classical (as in emphasizes human excellence, and the modern, which emphasizes individual freedom and social equality. Strauss' insights continue to be pertinent after 20 years. Indexed by name. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226776897
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
1
Pages:
283
Sales rank:
1,493,071
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His contributions to political philsophy include Natural Right and History, The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, The City and the Man, Thoughts on Machiavelli, Persecution and the Art of Writing, What Is Political Philosophy?, The History of Political Philosophy, and The Rebirth of Classical Rationalism, all available from the University of Chicago Press.

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