Recovering Political Philosophy

Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s

Editors: Yaffe, M., Ruderman, R. (Eds.)

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The first comprehensive effort to examine Strauss's astonishingly wide-ranging writings of the 1930s (some of which have only recently been made available to English-speaking readers, including several herein) with a view to their unifying theme of recovering classical political philosophy.

About the authors

Gabriel Bartlett, Instructor of Philosophy, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, USA Nasser Behnegar, Associate Professor, Boston College, USA Jeffrey A. Bernstein, Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross, USA Timothy W. Burns, Professor, Baylor University, USA Steven Frankel, Associate Professor, Xavier University, Cincinnati, USA David Janssens, Assistant Professor, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Hannes Kerber, Research Assistant, Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, Germany Heinrich Meier, Director of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation in Munich, also Professor, University of Munich, and permanent Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, USA Thomas L. Pangle, University of Texas at Austin, USA Joshua Parens, Professor and Graduate Director of Philosophy, University of Dallas, USA

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"The decade of the 1930s saw Leo Strauss make his fundamental breakthroughs in the meaning of classical political philosophy and the possibility of its recovery. This collection of essays by distinguished scholars, with newly translated works by Strauss, covers the whole complexity of Strauss's inquiry in this period, in its movement from the critical readings of the early moderns and the dialogue with Carl Schmitt, to the engagement with the medievals and Xenophon. This volume sheds invaluable new light on each of these investigations and on how they are interrelated, so that now one can much better understand how Strauss became Strauss." Richard Velkley, Celia Scott Weatherhead Professor of Philosophy, Tulane University, USA

"An exhilarating collection that casts fresh and revealing light on the intellectually decisive decade in which 'Strauss became Strauss.' Indispensable for anyone with a serious interest in Strauss's thought." Susan Meld Shell, Professor of Political Science, Boston College


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Editors’ Introduction

    Yaffe, Martin D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • How Strauss Became Strauss

    Meier, Heinrich

    Pages 13-32

  • Spinoza’s Critique of Religion

    Frankel, Steven

    Pages 33-56

  • The Light Shed on the Crucial Development of Strauss’s Thought by His Correspondence with Gerhard Krüger

    Pangle, Thomas L.

    Pages 57-68

  • Strauss on Hermann Cohen’s “Idealizing” Appropriation of Maimonides as A Platonist

    Yaffe, Martin D.

    Pages 69-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s
Editors
  • M. Yaffe
  • R. Ruderman
Series Title
Recovering Political Philosophy
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Martin D. Yaffe and Richard S. Ruderman
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38114-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137381149
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32438-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-37423-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 316
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