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Encounters & Reflections
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Encounters & Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

Seth Benardete and Ronna Burger

Abstract

This book presents a portrait of the life and works of Seth Benardete that reflects on both the people he knew and the topics which fascinated him throughout his career. The first part of the book discloses vignettes about fellow students, colleagues, and acquaintances of Benardete's who later became major figures in the academic and intellectual life of twentieth-century America. We glimpse the student days of Alan Bloom, Stanley Rosen, George Steiner, and discover the life of the mind as lived by well-known scholars such as David Grene, Jacob Klein, and Benardete's mentor Leo Strauss. We als ... More

Keywords: Seth Benardete, twentieth-century America, ancient Roman thought, Alan Bloom, Stanley Rosen, George Steiner, David Grene, Jacob Klein, Leo Strauss, intellectual growth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226042787
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226042770.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seth Benardete, author

Ronna Burger, editor