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The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss$
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Laurence Lampert

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226039480

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226039510.001.0001

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Socrates, the Real Real Man

Socrates, the Real Real Man

Xenophon’s Andrologia

(p.109) Chapter Four Socrates, the Real Real Man
The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss

Laurence Lampert

University of Chicago Press

“Socrates, The Real Real Man: Xenophon’s Andrologia” is a commentary on one chapter of Strauss’s Xenophon’s Socratic Discourse, his commentary on Xenophon’s Oeconomics. In his chapter Strauss continues his account of the Socratic turn in Xenophon. Strauss argues that Socrates’ turn was his response to Aristophanes’ Clouds. Strauss sets out the difference between Ischomachos’s manly virtue and Socrates’s manly virtue; he thus presents the two ways of life, the political life and the philosophic life, as incompatible, as can be seen through the differences in the virtue of the citizen and the virtue of the philosopher. The chapter on Strauss’s Andrologia ends on the philosopher’s understanding of nature as leading to the acceptance of nature as it is and even to loving of nature as it is.

Keywords:   Aristophanes’ Clouds, citizen’s justice, conquest of nature, Ischomachos, manliness, Oeconomicus, philosopher’s justice, Socratic turn, womanliness

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