Philosophy, History, and Tyranny: Reexamining the Debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve

Philosophy, History, and Tyranny: Reexamining the Debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438462103
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/02/2017
Series: SUNY series in the Thought and Legacy of Leo Strauss Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Timothy W. Burns is Professor of Political Science at Baylor University and the editor of Brill’s Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought.

Bryan-Paul Frost is Elias “Bo” Ackal Jr./BORSF Endowed Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the coeditor (with Jeremy J. Mhire) of The Political Theory of Aristophanes: Explorations in Poetic Wisdom, also published by SUNY Press.

Table of Contents


Timothy W. Burns and Bryan-Paul Frost

1. The Place of the Strauss-Kojève Debate in the Work of Leo Strauss
Timothy W. Burns

2. The Philosophic Background of Alexandre Kojève’s “Tyranny and Wisdom”
Murray S. Y. Bessette

3. The Place of the Bible in the Strauss-Kojève Debate
Daniel E. Burns

4. Leo Strauss’s Decisive Reply to Alexandre Kojève
Nasser Behnegar

5. Who Won the Strauss-Kojève Debate? The Case for Alexandre Kojève in His Dispute with Leo Strauss
Bryan-Paul Frost

6. The Epistolary Exchange between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève
Mark J. Lutz

7. Kojève’s Hegel, Hegel’s Hegel, and Strauss’s Hegel: A Middle Range Approach to the Debate about
Tyranny and Totalitarianism
Waller R. Newell

8. History, Tyranny, and the Presuppositions of Philosophy: Strauss, Kojève, and Heidegger in Dialogue
Richard L. Velkley

9. The Notion of an End of History: Philosophic Origins and Recent Applications
James H. Nichols, Jr.

Appendix A: Critical Edition of Alexandre Kojève,“Tyrannie et sagesse”
Emmanuel Patard

Appendix B: “Tyranny and Wisdom”
Alexandre Kojève


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