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The Resource Leo Strauss : man of peace, Robert Howse

Leo Strauss : man of peace, Robert Howse

Label
Leo Strauss : man of peace
Title
Leo Strauss
Title remainder
man of peace
Statement of responsibility
Robert Howse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Leo Strauss is known to many people as a thinker of the right, who inspired hawkish views on national security and perhaps even advocated war without limits. Moving beyond gossip and innuendo about Strauss's followers and the Bush administration, this book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Strauss's writings on political violence, considering also what he taught in the classroom on this subject. In stark contrast to popular perception, Strauss emerges as a man of peace, favorably disposed to international law and skeptical of imperialism - a critic of radical ideologies (right and left) who warns of the dangers to free thought and civil society when philosophers and intellectuals ally themselves with movements that advocate violence. Robert Howse provides new readings of Strauss's confrontation with fascist/Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt, his debate with Alexandre Kojève about philosophy and tyranny, and his works on Machiavelli and Thucydides and examines Strauss's lectures on Kant's Perpetual Peace and Grotius's Rights of War and Peace."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howse, Robert
Dewey number
  • 320.092
  • 303.6
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Philosophy, Modern
Label
Leo Strauss : man of peace, Robert Howse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: reopening the case of Leo Strauss; 2. Warrior morality and the fate of civilization: Strauss's encounter with Carl Schmitt and German nihilism; 3. Legitimacy and legality, thinking and ruling in the closed society and the world state: the Strauss/Kojève debate; 4. Strauss's Machiavelli: fallen angel and theoretical man; 5. Thucydides versus Machiavelli: a moral-political horizon of war and law; 6. Justice and progress: Strauss's assessment of modern international law; 7. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17590632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 188 pages
Isbn
9781107074996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)875884358
Label
Leo Strauss : man of peace, Robert Howse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction: reopening the case of Leo Strauss; 2. Warrior morality and the fate of civilization: Strauss's encounter with Carl Schmitt and German nihilism; 3. Legitimacy and legality, thinking and ruling in the closed society and the world state: the Strauss/Kojève debate; 4. Strauss's Machiavelli: fallen angel and theoretical man; 5. Thucydides versus Machiavelli: a moral-political horizon of war and law; 6. Justice and progress: Strauss's assessment of modern international law; 7. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17590632
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 188 pages
Isbn
9781107074996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)875884358

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