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Thinking in Public: Strauss, Levinas, and Arendt. Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
 
Thinking in Public examines what constitutes the public intellectual and the public role of philosophy by comparing three seminal figures of twentieth-century philosophy: Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas, and Hannah Arendt. Each was a German-Jewish émigré and each was a student of Martin Heidegger, who had…

The Face of God. Roger Scruton. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.

 
The Face of God, the most recent book by the prolific English philosopher Roger Scruton, is a measured, clear, and impressive philosophical critique of what Scruton describes as “the atheist culture that is growing around us” (p.1 ). He notes at the start of this brief (180-page) work that…

Popper? A Troublesome Pebble . . .
Acknowledging the importance of Henri Bergson’s thought for him, Eric Voegelin wrote: "history of mankind . . . is an open society–Bergson’s, not Popper’s–comprehending both truth and untruth in tension." Two years later, explaining the In-Between structure of existence, the platonic metaxy, Voegelin alludes again to Bergson:
"if anything is constant in [history] it is…