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The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss

The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss

Laurence Lampert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226039480
eISBN:
9780226039510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039510.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues that the enduring importance of Leo Strauss lies in his recovery of the exoteric art of writing. That art was universally practiced by the greatest thinkers in Western philosophy and ... More

The Foundations of Natural MoralityOn the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

S. Adam Seagrave

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123431
eISBN:
9780226123578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123578.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues for a concept of natural morality that unites the concepts of natural rights and the natural law in a new and compelling way. Drawing on the thought of John Locke and St. Thomas ... More

Freedom as Marronage

Freedom as Marronage

Neil Roberts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the meaning of freedom through its fundamental relationship to the experience of slavery. It makes transparent a central insight on the human condition often ignored or disavowed ... More

Freedom Beyond SovereigntyReconstructing Liberal Individualism

Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism

Sharon R. Krause

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226234694
eISBN:
9780226234724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234724.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Individual agency is an emergent property of intersubjective exchanges, not solely a function of faculties such as the will that are strictly internal to the individual. It eludes personal control ... More

On the Happiness of the Philosophic LifeReflections on Rousseau's Rêveries in Two Books

On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life: Reflections on Rousseau's Rêveries in Two Books

Heinrich Meier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226074030
eISBN:
9780226074177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074177.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents the author's confrontation with Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Les rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire, the philosopher's most beautiful and daring work, as well as his last and least ... More

On TyrannyCorrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

Leo Strauss, Victor Gourevitch, and Michael S. f

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030135
eISBN:
9780226033525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

On Tyranny is Leo Strauss' classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue Hiero, or Tyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising ... More

Political Philosophy and the Challenge of Revealed Religion

Political Philosophy and the Challenge of Revealed Religion

Heinrich Meier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226275857
eISBN:
9780226275994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275994.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book's central premise is that philosophy must prove its right and its necessity in the face of the claim to truth and demand obedience of its most powerful opponent, revealed religion. ... More

The Rhetoric of Plato'S RepublicDemocracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

The Rhetoric of Plato'S Republic: Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

James L. Kastely

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278629
eISBN:
9780226278766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278766.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book argues for a major reconsideration of Plato as a rhetorical theorist and for a radical reframing of the relationship of rhetoric and philosophy. In the Republic, the failures of normal ... More

Sophistry and Political PhilosophyProtagoras' Challenge to Socrates

Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates

Robert C. Bartlett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394282
eISBN:
9780226394312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394312.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This study is the first to put together and analyze Plato’s two-part presentation of Protagoras, the most famous sophist of all time. In the Protagoras Plato sets out the sophist’s moral-political ... More

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