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City and Man

City and Man
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226777016
  • ISBN: 0226777014
  • Publication Date: 1978
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

AUTHOR

Strauss, Leo

SUMMARY

The City and Manconsists of provocative essays by the late Leo Strauss on Aristotle'sPolitics, Plato'sRepublic, and Thucydides'Peloponnesian Wars. Together, the essays constitute a brilliant attempt to use classical political philosophy as a means of liberating modern political philosophy from the stranglehold of ideology. The essays are based on a long and intimate familiarity with the works, but the essay on Aristotle is especially important as one of Strauss's few writings on the philosopher who largely shaped Strauss's conception of antiquity. The essay on Plato is a full-scale discussion of Platonic political philosophy, wide in scope yet compact in execution. When discussing Thucydides, Strauss succeeds not only in presenting the historian as a moral thinker of high rank, but in drawing his thought into the orbit of philosophy, and thus indicating a relation of history and philosophy that does not presuppose the absorption of philosophy by history.Strauss, Leo is the author of 'City and Man', published 1978 under ISBN 9780226777016 and ISBN 0226777014.

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