This volume explores the role of some of the most prominent twentieth-century philosophers and political thinkers as teachers. It examines how these teachers conveyed truth to their students against the ideological influences found in the university and society. Philosophers from Edmund Husserl and Hannah Arendt to political thinkers like Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss, and their students such as Ellis Sandoz, Stanley Rosen, and Harvey Mansfield, are in this volume as teachers who analyze, denounce, and attempt to transcend ideology for a more authentic way of thinking. What the reader will discover is that teaching is not merely a matter of holding concepts together, but a way of existing or living in the world. The thinkers in this volume represent this form of teaching as the philosophical search for truth in a world deformed by ideology.
John von Heyking is an professor of political science at the University of Lethbridge. Lee Trepanier is an associate professor of political science at Saginaw Valley State University.
Introduction: Teaching Political Philosophy, Lee Trepanier and John von Heyking Section I: Thinking and Teaching against Ideology Chapter 1: Edmund Husserl, Molly Brigid Flynn Chapter 2: Hannah Arendt, Leah Bradshaw Chapter 3: Raymond Aron's Educative Legacy, Bryan-Paul Frost Chapter 4: Bernard Lonergan, Lance M. Grigg Section II: The Teacher's Search for Order Chapter 5: Eric Voegelin and the "Art of the Perigoge", John von Heyking Chapter 6: Gerhart Niemeyer as Educator: The Defense of Western Culture in an Ideological Age, Michael Henry Chapter 7: Ellis Sandoz as Master Teacher Charles R. Embry, Texas A & M University at Commerce Chapter 8: John H. Hallowell, Principled Pragmatist, Tim Hoye Section III: The Teaching of Natural Rights Today Chapter 9: Leo Strauss's Two Agendas for Education, Michael Zuckert Chapter 10: Stanley Rosen the Nemesis of Nihilism. Nalin Ranasinghe Chapter 11: Harvey Mansfield, Travis D. Smith