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Voegelin Strauss Correspondence Cooper

Faith and Political Philosophy the Correspondence between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, 1934-1964. Peter Emberley and Barry Cooper, ed. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2004.
Eric Voegelin’s Dialogues with the Postmoderns Searching for Foundations. Peter A. Petrakis and Cecil Eubanks, ed. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2004.
 
With Collected Works of Eric Voegelin complete, the University of Missouri Press have…

The thought of Thomas Hobbes is a living force in philosophic reflection on modern politics. Yet many insist that an era of political philosophy, roughly beginning with Hobbes, is at an end or rapidly approaching it. To speak generally, but within the framework of much contemporary discourse, it is “liberalism” which is in crisis and specifically the “liberalism” which traces…
School of Athens Education Plato Socrates

Eros, Wisdom, and Silence: Plato's Erotic Dialogues. James M. Rhodes. Columbia, MO:  University of Missouri Press, 2003.
 
Although his name and his disciples have dominated American political theory for the past thirty years and have even influenced American politics, Leo Strauss has remained somewhat of an enigma to specialists and generalists alike. Was he the classical philosopher who argued that democracy as…
Hannah Arendt

De la bonne société. L. Strauss, E. Voegelin, H. Arendt. Le retour du politique en philosophie. Sylvie Courtine-Denamy. Paris: Éditions du Cerf, "La Nuit Surveillée" series, 2014.
 
As we review this work,[1] we must not forget the circumstances in which it was written: Sylvie Courtine-Denamy underwent arduous treatment for the cancer that took her life in October 2014, before she was…
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Leo Strauss: Man of Peace. Robert Howse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
 
Robert Howse, the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU, has set out to vindicate Leo Strauss from his calumniators on the Left, in large measure by purporting to rescue him from those who call themselves or are called Straussians, largely his students and the students of…
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Leo Strauss and Anglo-American Democracy. Grant N. Havers. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2013.
 
The work of German expatriate political philosopher Leo Strauss has in the past two decades gained increasing scholarly attention, the bulk of it from those favorably disposed. The cultural and political prominence of a few of Strauss’s students and associates has attracted additional critical attention, largely…
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It feels a little strange to raise the question of Leo Strauss’s relationship to Catholicism when his relationship to Judaism has scarcely been clarified. If we could sort out the latter then perhaps the former would fall into place. Instead we are left only with questions and it is into this fog of uncertainty that Jim Stoner has cast a…
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The Need for Political Philosophy
A reflection on the legacy of Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss must start from the following general questions: What is political philosophy? Why should the political scientist commit himself to it?
The “hard-nosed” practitioner may think such questions irrelevant, although he might be willing to go so far as to accept some political theory as long as…