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Strauss, Leo

Works: 666 works in 2,919 publications in 13 languages and 95,780 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literary criticism  Controversial literature  Commentaries  Personal correspondence  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, htt, Creator, 080, win, Dedicator, 070, Correspondent
Classifications: BM545, 320.01
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History of political philosophy by Leo Strauss( Book )

89 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ... introduction to the thought of contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by experts on the various philosophers ... The third edition ... has been expanded to include Thucydides and Xenophon ... and ... Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. An essay has been added ... on the deceased editor, Leo Strauss. New essays have been written on Aristotle, Burke, and Bentham and James Mill ... the contributors to this volume aim at encouraging the reader to understand the work of each philosopher as he himself did, rather than as a phenomenon of intellectual or social history"--Publisher's description
Philosophy and law : contributions to the understanding of Maimonides and his predecessors by Leo Strauss( )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 2,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish philosophy and the crisis of modernity : essays and lectures in modern Jewish thought by Leo Strauss( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to bring together the major essays and lectures of Leo Strauss in the field of modern Jewish thought. It contains some of his most famous published writings, as well as significant writings which were previously unpublished. Spanning almost 30 years of continuously deepening reflection, the book presents the full range of Strauss's contributions as a modern Jewish thinker. These essays and lectures cumulatively point toward the "postcritical" reconstruction of Judaism which Strauss envisioned, suggesting in rebuild along Maimonidean lines. Thus, the book lends credence to the view that Strauss was able to uncover and probe the crisis at the heart of modern Jewish thought and history, perhaps with greater profundity than any other contemporary Jewish thinker
Natural right and history by Leo Strauss( Book )

123 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic work, Leo Strauss examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics. On the centenary of Strauss's birth, and the fiftieth anniversary of the Walgreen Lectures which spawned the work, Natural Right and History remains as controversial and essential as ever. "Strauss ... makes a significant contribution towards an understanding of the intellectual crisis in which we find ourselves ... [and] brings to his task an admirable scholarship and a brilliant, incisive mind."--John H. Hallowell, American Political Science Review Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Chicago
The political philosophy of Hobbes, its basis and its genesis by Leo Strauss( Book )

94 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic analysis, Leo Strauss pinpoints what is original and innovative in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. He argues that Hobbes's ideas arose not from tradition or science but from his own deep knowledge and experience of human nature. Tracing the development of Hobbes's moral doctrine from his early writings to his major work The Leviathan, Strauss explains contradictions in the body of Hobbes's work and discovers startling connections between Hobbes and the thought of Plato, Thucydides, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Hegel
Spinoza's critique of religion by Leo Strauss( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Strauss articulates the conflict between reason and revelation as he explores Spinoza's scientific, comparative, and textual treatment of the Bible. Strauss compares Spinoza's Theologico-political Treatise and the Epistles, showing their relation to critical controversy on religion from Epicurus and Lucretius through Uriel da Costa and Isaac Peyrere to Thomas Hobbes.Strauss's autobiographical Preface, traces his dilemmas as a young liberal intellectual in Germany during the Weimar Republic, as a scholar in exile, and as a leader of American philosophical thought.""[For] those interested in
Thoughts on Machiavelli by Leo Strauss( Book )

67 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an expanded version of four lectures delivered by the author at the University of Chicago in 1953
Liberalism, ancient and modern by Leo Strauss( Book )

55 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prefacio 1. ¿Qué es la educación liberal? 2. La educación liberal y la responsabilidad 3. El liberalismo de la filosofía política clásica 4. Sobre el 'Minos' 5. Notas sobre Lucrecio 6. Cómo empezar a estudiar la 'Guía de Perplejos' 7. Marsilio de Padua 8. Un epílogo 9. Prefacio a 'Crítica de la religión de Spinoza' 10. Perspectivas sobre la buena sociedad Índice de nombres
The city and man by Leo Strauss( Book )

64 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enlarged version of the Page-Barbour lectures ... delivered at the University of Virginia in the spring of 1962." Bibliographical footnotes
Leo Strauss : the early writings, 1921-1932 by Leo Strauss( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of eighteen virtually unknown early publications provides access for the first time to the origins of Leo Strauss's thought in the intellectual life of the German Jewish 'renaissance' in the 1920s. Themes range from the Enlightenment critique of the religion of Spinoza and the anti-critique of Jacobi, to the political Zionism of Herzl and the cultural Zionism of Buber and Ahad Ha'am. The essays and reviews reprinted in this volume document a youth caught in the theological-political conflict between the irretrievability of premodern religion and the disenchantedness of honest atheism, an impossible alternative that precipitated Strauss to seek out the possibility of a return to the level of natural ignorance presupposed in Socratic political philosophy
What is political philosophy? and other studies by Leo Strauss( Book )

62 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo:shen me shi zheng zhi zhe xue?Zheng zhi zhe xue yu li shi, Lun gu dian zheng zhi zhe xue, Mai meng ni de lun zheng zhi ke xue deng
On tyranny by Leo Strauss( Book )

71 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is Leo Strauss's classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue 'Hiero', or 'Tyrannicus', in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantes of exercising tyranny
The argument and the action of Plato's Laws by Leo Strauss( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this intensive book-by-book examination, Leo Strauss arrives at a general interpretation of the Laws within the Platonic corpus. Through careful scrutiny of the actions and gestures of the speakers, analysis of the dramatic development and structure of the text, and penetrating discussion of the ideas on law and government, Strauss guides the reader through this intricate labyrinth of thought on the governing of a state. In contrast to the Republic, which presents an abstract ideal, neither intended for nor capable of being used as the legislative framework of an actual human community, the Laws provides guidelines for the establishment and maintenance of political order in the material world. With masterful interpretative skill, Strauss elucidates Plato's ideas on how the proper legislative and political foundation of a state will enable citizens to restrain selfish interest in favor of ideal political virtue and right opinion"--Unedited summary from book cover
The guide of the perplexed by Moses Maimonides( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide aims "to liberate men from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning."
Socrates and Aristophanes by Leo Strauss( Book )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book derives from Professor Leo Strauss' lifelong concern with Socrates as the founder of political philosophy. The earliest known document dealing with Socrates is not any of the Platonic dialoges, but Aristophanes' comedy The clouds. This comedy is important not only for the light it casts on Socrates but also because, properly understood, it leads more directly than any other Aristophanean comedy to the basic stratum of the poet's thought
Persecution and the art of writing by Leo Strauss( Book )

55 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in Persecution and the Art of Writing all deal with one problem--the relation between philosophy and politics. Here, Strauss sets forth the thesis that many philosophers, especially political philosophers, have reacted to the threat of persecution by disguising their most controversial and heterodox ideas
Xenophon's Socrates by Leo Strauss( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Platonic political philosophy by Leo Strauss( Book )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the outstanding thinkers of our time offers in this book his final words to posterity. Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy was well underway at the time of Leo Strauss's death in 1973. Having chosen the title for the book, he selected the most important writings of his later years and arranged them to clarify the issues in political philosophy that occupied his attention throughout his life.As his choice of title indicates, the heart of Strauss's work is Platonism--a Platonism that is altogether unorthodox and highly controversial. These essays consider, among others, Heidegger, Husserl, Nietzsche, Marx, Moses Maimonides, Machiavelli, and of course Plato himself to test the Platonic understanding of the conflict between philosophy and political society. Strauss argues that an awesome spritual impoverishment has engulfed modernity because of our dimming awareness of that conflict.Thomas Pangle's Introduction places the work within the context of the entire Straussian corpus and focuses especially on Strauss's late Socratic writings as a key to his mature thought. For those already familiar with Strauss, Pangle's essay will provoke thought and debate; for beginning readers of Strauss, it provides a fine introduction. A complete bibliography of Strauss's writings if included
Hobbes; studies by K. C Brown( Book )

16 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenophon's Socratic discourse; an interpretation of the Oeconomicus by Leo Strauss( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Jewish philosophy and the crisis of modernity : essays and lectures in modern Jewish thought
Philosophy and law : contributions to the understanding of Maimonides and his predecessorsJewish philosophy and the crisis of modernity : essays and lectures in modern Jewish thoughtNatural right and historyThe political philosophy of Hobbes, its basis and its genesisSpinoza's critique of religionThoughts on MachiavelliLiberalism, ancient and modernThe city and man
Alternative Names
Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss americký politik

Leo Strauss Amerikaans politicus

Leo Strauss amerikansaksalainen filosofi

Leo Strauss deutsch-amerikanischer Philosoph

Leo Strauss ditsche Bolitiker

Leo Strauss Duitse politikus

Leo Strauss filosofo tedesco

Leo Strauss filozof niemiecko-amerykański

Leo Strauss History of Political Philosophy scholar (1899-1973)

Leo Strauss philosophe allemand

Leo Strauss politico alemán

Leo Strauss político estadounidense

Leo Strauss professor académico alemão

Leo Strauss tysk-amerikansk filosof

Leo Strauss tysk politiker

Lie ao Shi te lao si 1899-1973

Lieao-Shitelaosi 1899-1973

Shṭraʼus, Leʼo

Shṭraʾus, Leʾo 1899-1973

Shutorausu, Reo 1899-1973

Strauss L.

Strauss, Leo 1899-1973

Šṭraʾws, Leʾw

Šṭraʾws Leʾw 1899-1973

Šṭraʾws, Leyʾw

Šṭraʾws Leyʾw 1899-1973

Λέο Στράους Γερμανο-αμερικανός φιλόσοφος

Лео Штраус американский политический философ и культуролог

Лео Штрос

Штраус Л.

Штраус Лео

Штраус, Лео 1899-1973

Լեո Շտրաուս

ליאו שטראוס

ליאו שטראוס פילוסוף יהודי-אמריקאי

שטראוס, לאו

שטראוס לאו 1899-1973

שטראוס, ליאו

שטראוס ליאו 1899-1973

لئو اشتراوس

ليو شتراوس

ليو شتراوس سياسي أمريكي

ლეო შტრაუსი

레오 스트라우스

슈트라우스, 레오 1899-1973

스트라우스, 레오 1899-1973

시특로사 1899-1973

シュトラウス, L

シュトラウス, レオ

シュトラウス, レオ 1899-1973



施特劳斯, 里奥 1899-1973