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On TyrannyCorrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence$
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Leo Strauss, Victor Gourevitch, and Michael S. f

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226030135

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.ix) Introduction
Source:
On Tyranny
Author(s):
Victor Gourevitch, Michael S. Roth
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226033525.003.0001

This introductory chapter sets out the book's main themes, which center on the debate about tyranny between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève. The debate between them is most unusual, ranging from comparatively superficial political differences to basic disagreements about first principles. An overview of Strauss's On Tyranny is provided and the debate and correspondence between Strauss and Kojève are described.

Keywords:   Leo Strauss, Alexandre Kojève, tyranny, philosophy, society

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