Leo Strauss, Education, and Political Thought

Leo Strauss, Education, and Political Thought

By: J. G. York (editor), Michael A. Peters (editor), Timothy Simpson (contributor), Neil G. Robertson (contributor), York York (contributor), Tim McDonough (contributor), Heinrich Meier (contributor), Zuckert Zuckert (contributor), Jon Fennell (contributor), Shadia B. Drury (contributor)Hardback

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This collection by some of the leading scholars of Strauss's work is the first devoted to Strauss's thought regarding education. It seeks to address his conception of education as it applies to a range of his most important concepts, such as his views on the importance of revelation, his critique of modern democracy and the importance of modern classical education.

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J. G. York is a doctoral candidate in the philosophy of education division of the Educational Policies Studies Department of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Michael A. Peters is professor of education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Why Leo Strauss? Four Answers and One Consideration Concerning the Usese and Disadvantages of the School for the Philosophical Life Chapter 3 "The Second Cave": Leo Strauss and the Possibility of Education ion the Contemporaty World Chapter 4 Strauss' Rights Pedagogy Chapter 5 Strauss' Reading of Plato Chapter 6 Why Leo Strauss is Not an Aristotelian: An Exploratory Study Chapter 7 "Do No Harm": Leo Strauss and the Limits of Remedial Politics Chapter 8 Taming the Power Elite Chapter 9 Leo Strauss and the Neoconservative Critique of the Liberal University: Postmodernism, Relativism, and the Culture Wars 10 Notes on Contributors 11 Index

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  • publication date: 22/04/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781611470543
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781611470543
  • weight: 444
  • ISBN10: 1611470544

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