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Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy
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Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting

Richard L. Velkley

Abstract

This book examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. It argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition’s origins in radical questioning. For Heidegger and Strauss, the recovery of the original premises of philosophy cannot be separated from rethinking the very possibility of genuine philosophizing. Common views of the influence of Heidegger’s thought on Strauss suggest that, after being inspired early on by Heidegger’s dismantling of the philosophical tradition, Strauss took a wholly separate path, spurning mod ... More

Keywords: Martin Heidegger, Leo Strauss, radical questioning, philosophical tradition, Socratic political philosophy, Western rationalism, philosophizing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226852546
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226852553.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard L. Velkley, author