Leo Strauss: An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy (The Johns Hopkins Series in Constitutional Thought)

Leo Strauss: An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy (The Johns Hopkins Series in Constitutional Thought)

Thomas L. Pangle


Leo Strauss's arguable writings have lengthy exercised a profound subterranean cultural impact. Now their impression is rising into large sunlight, the place they've been met with a flurry of poorly expert, frequently wildly speculative, and infrequently fairly paranoid pronouncements.

This publication, written as a corrective, is the 1st actual, non-polemical, finished advisor to Strauss's mature political philosophy and its highbrow impact. Thomas L. Pangle opens a pathway into Strauss's significant works with one query: How does Strauss's philosophic considering give a contribution to our democracy's civic renewal and to our culture's deepening, severe self-understanding?

This ebook features a synoptic serious survey of writings from students who've prolonged Strauss's impact into the simpler, sub-philosophic fields of social and political technological know-how and statement. Pangle exhibits how those analysts have in influence imported Straussian impulses right into a "new" type of political and social science.

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