City and Man

City and Man

Description

"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 strangehold 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 scceeds 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 philosphy by history.


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Details

Author(s)
Leo Strauss
Format
Paperback | 254 pages
Dimensions
152 x 228 x 15.49mm | 334g
Publication date
15 Nov 1978
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
ISBN10
0226777014
ISBN13
9780226777016
Bestsellers rank
109,771