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Political Philosophy and the Challenge of Revealed Religion

Heinrich Meier


The book's central premise is that philosophy must prove its right and its necessity in the face of the claim to truth and demand obedience of its most powerful opponent, revealed religion. Philosophy must rationally justify and politically defend its free and unreserved questioning, and, in doing so, the book turns decisively to political philosophy. The first of three chapters determine four intertwined moments constituting the concept of political philosophy as an articulated and internally dynamic whole. The following two chapters develop the concept through the interpretation of two maste ... More

Keywords: political philosophy, Leo Strauss, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Socrates, Machiavelli, revealed religion, theocracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226275857
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226275994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heinrich Meier, author
Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation/University of Munich