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The City and Man ,, The Political philosophy of Hobbes, Persecution and the Art of Writing, Thoughts on Machiavelli, What is Political Philosophy, Liberalism Ancient and ModernII III,

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  1. says:

    Wow All I can say is wow, what a read For an author that seemingly dislikes the use of paragraphs, Strauss books are in the small minority of dense reads that I find worth the time to struggle through He is was an extremely intelligent man who, fun for us, or maybe just fun for me, writes in code Strauss works are, as he may say, a silent instruction The City and Man is c

  2. says:

    Good essays on Thucydides and on Aristotle Strauss offers up some rather subtle points about the ideal of the polis and about Thucydides vision of human fate and human frailty Not so taken with the essay on Plato, but the book is worth reading when thinking the origin of the idea of what we call politics

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    Leo Strauss is one of the most subtly brilliant thinkers of the 20th Century He has spawned a considerable reputation in Western Philosophy, particularly as the creator of a neoconservative movement that some critics label, Straussianism Actual students of Strauss would testify that no such school exists, because it is actually, if you can make an ism of him, anti Straussian to m

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    A congregant who was a retired political science professor died last year and because he and I had engaged in various philosophical discussions over the years, I was able to select some books from his library He was a student of Strauss, so there were a handful of Strauss books to choose from.This volume is made up of three long essays one on Aristotle s Politics, one on Plato s Repu

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    Wish I d read the texts he was analyzing recently, but nonetheless found this a fascinating and compelling read The biggest thing he does a good job of is bringing out the stakes of these texts, and presenting the fundamental tensions they are pre occupied with I need to read competing interpretations because his seem so convincing and incontrovertible in the flow of reading them Also

  6. says:

    Not my preferred style of writing, too roundabout.However, has some good analysis and viewpoints.

  7. says:

    It s like Faulkner decided to write a book on political philosophy There are a couple of themes that keep popping up across the three essays, but not enough to provide a coherent point to the book Each essay on ancient Greek books Aristotle s Politics, Plato s Republic, and Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War is worth reading for the insightful comments on each particular book, but even

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    This book, which is based on a set of lectures given by the author at the University of Virginia in 1962, represents a solid overview of some of the political works of Plato, Aristotle, and Thucydides It is unique in that it the author s exposure to the phenomenologists Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger rubs off on the text My favorite part, a cogent discussion of the City Soul analogy in Plato s

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    At first blush the pairing of an essay on Thucydides Peloponnesian War with ones on Aristotle s Politics and Plato s Republic might seem a bit odd, but it s both brilliant and quite purposeful Each essay is excellent on its own, while the combination allows Strauss to present perspectives on classical political thought that wouldn t be possible if he limited the subjects strictly to political philosophy

  10. says:

    A grand analysis of Plato s Republic, Aristotle s Politics, and Thucydides s Histories Noteworthy is his contention that Plato wasn t reactionary, but instead viewed democracy as the best regime for philosophers to live in.

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About the Author: Leo Strauss

Leo Strauss was a German American philosopher and philologist of ancient Greek text In his early years studying in Germany he acquainted himself with seminal German thinkers of the 20th century such as Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl and Ernst Cassirer As a person of Jewish ancestry, Strauss fled to the United States during the rule of Third Reich and taught at the University of Chicago There,

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