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The City and Man - Leo Strauss

Paperback Published: 1st January 1964
ISBN: 9780226777016
Number Of Pages: 254

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"The City and Man" consists of provocative essays by the late Leo Strauss on Aristotle's "Politics," Plato's "Republic," and Thucydides' "Peloponnesian Wars." Together, the essays constitute a brilliant attempt to use classical political philosophy as a means of liberating modern political philosophy from the stranglehold of ideology. The essays are based on a long and intimate familiarity with the works, but the essay on Aristotle is especially important as one of Strauss's few writings on the philosopher who largely shaped Strauss's conception of antiquity. The essay on Plato is a full-scale discussion of Platonic political philosophy, wide in scope yet compact in execution. When discussing Thucydides, Strauss succeeds not only in presenting the historian as a moral thinker of high rank, but in drawing his thought into the orbit of philosophy, and thus indicating a relation of history and philosophy that does not presuppose the absorption of philosophy by history.

Preface
Introduction
On Aristotle's Politics
On Plato's Republic
On Thucydides' War of the Peloponnesians and the Athenians
Index
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ISBN: 9780226777016
ISBN-10: 0226777014
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 254
Published: 1st January 1964
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Type: New edition