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The enduring importance of Leo Strauss, Laurence Lampert

Label
The enduring importance of Leo Strauss
Title
The enduring importance of Leo Strauss
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Lampert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss takes on the crucial task of separating what is truly important in the work of Leo Strauss from the ephemeral politics associated with his school. Laurence Lampert focuses on exotericism: the use of artful rhetoric to simultaneously communicate a socially responsible message to the public at large and a more radical message of philosophic truth to a smaller, more intellectually inclined audience. Largely forgotten after the Enlightenment, exotericism, he shows, deeply informed Strauss both as a reader and as a philosophic writer--indeed, Lampert argues, Strauss learned from the finest practitioners of exoteric writing how to become one himself. Examining some of Strauss's most important books and essays through this exoteric lens, Lampert reevaluates not only Strauss but the philosophers--from Plato to Halevi to Nietzsche--with whom Strauss most deeply engaged. Ultimately Lampert shows that Strauss's famous distinction between ancient and modern thinkers is primarily rhetorical, one of the great examples of Strauss's exoteric craft. Celebrating Strauss's achievements while recognizing one main shortcoming--unlike Nietzsche, he failed to appreciate the ramifications of modern natural science for philosophy and its public presentation--Lampert illuminates Strauss as having even greater philosophic importance than we have thought before
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1941-
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Lampert, Laurence
Dewey number
181/.06
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Strauss, Leo
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Enlightenment
  • Political science
Label
The enduring importance of Leo Strauss, Laurence Lampert
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Strauss's recovery of exotericism -- Exotericism exposed: letters to Jacob Klein -- Exotericism embraced: "the law of reason in the kuzari" -- The Socratic Enlightenment -- The peculiarly Socratic philosophizing: Xenophon's Gynaikologia -- Socrates, the real real man: Xenophon's Andrologia -- Platonic political philosophy: "ministerial poetry" -- Extending the history of philosophy back to Homer: Seth Benardete's Odyssey -- The modern Enlightenment -- Attacking the Enlightenment on behalf of orthodoxy: the introduction to philosophy and law -- Attacking the Enlightenment on behalf of Socrates: "what is political philosophy?" -- Advancing the Enlightenment: Strauss's recovery of Nietzsche's theological-political program -- Epilogue: Strauss's farewell
Control code
ocn855022942
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages .)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226039510
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855022942
Label
The enduring importance of Leo Strauss, Laurence Lampert
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Strauss's recovery of exotericism -- Exotericism exposed: letters to Jacob Klein -- Exotericism embraced: "the law of reason in the kuzari" -- The Socratic Enlightenment -- The peculiarly Socratic philosophizing: Xenophon's Gynaikologia -- Socrates, the real real man: Xenophon's Andrologia -- Platonic political philosophy: "ministerial poetry" -- Extending the history of philosophy back to Homer: Seth Benardete's Odyssey -- The modern Enlightenment -- Attacking the Enlightenment on behalf of orthodoxy: the introduction to philosophy and law -- Attacking the Enlightenment on behalf of Socrates: "what is political philosophy?" -- Advancing the Enlightenment: Strauss's recovery of Nietzsche's theological-political program -- Epilogue: Strauss's farewell
Control code
ocn855022942
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages .)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226039510
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855022942

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