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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 Female in Aristotle's BiologyReason or Rationalization

The Female in Aristotle's Biology: Reason or Rationalization

Robert Mayhew

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226512006
eISBN:
9780226512020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512020.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

While Aristotle's writings on biology are considered to be among his best, the comments he makes about females in these works are widely regarded as the nadir of his philosophical oeuvre. Among many ... More

Following Searle on TwitterHow Words Create Digital Institutions

Following Searle on Twitter: How Words Create Digital Institutions

Adam Hodgkin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226438214
eISBN:
9780226438351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438351.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Twitter is used as an example of a distinctively digital institution. Twitter’s constitution and development is a test case for Searle’s theory of Status Function Declarations. The analysis ... 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

Genomes and What to Make of Them

Genomes and What to Make of Them

Barry Barnes and John Dupre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226172958
eISBN:
9780226172965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The announcement in 2003 that the Human Genome Project had completed its map of the entire human genome was heralded as a stunning scientific breakthrough. Since then, boasts about the benefits—and ... More

German Idealism as Constructivism

German Idealism as Constructivism

Tom Rockmore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226349909
eISBN:
9780226350073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350073.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

German Idealism as Constructivism is Tom Rockmore’s statement on the debate about German idealism between proponents of representationalism and those of constructivism that still plagues our grasp of ... More

The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Stephen E. Braude

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

For over thirty years, the author of this book has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. The book is an account of ... More

Hegel'S theory of Intelligibility

Hegel'S theory of Intelligibility

Rocio Zambrana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226280110
eISBN:
9780226280257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280257.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Hegel’s Theory of Intelligibility offers an interpretation of the Science of Logic in light of recent revisionist readings of Hegel. Revisionists have argued that Hegel carries the legacy of Kant’s ... More

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