The Resource Leo Strauss and the recovery of medieval political philosophy, Joshua Parens

Leo Strauss and the recovery of medieval political philosophy, Joshua Parens

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Leo Strauss and the recovery of medieval political philosophy
Title
Leo Strauss and the recovery of medieval political philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Parens
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Language
eng
Summary
Leo Strauss is one of the foremost political thinkers of the twentieth century, known primarily for reviving the study of classical political philosophy. Strauss recovered that tradition of thought largely lost to the West because he did not emphasize its metaphysical teachings but its teaching on politics. What brought Strauss to his reading of the classics, however, was a discovery he made as a young political scientist studying the obscure texts of Islamic and Jewish medieval political thought. In this volume, Joshua Parens examines Strauss's investigations of medieval political philosophy, offering interpretations of his writings on the great thinkers of that tradition, including interpretations of his most difficult writings on Alfarabi and Maimonidies. In addition Parens explicates Strauss's critique of Scholasticism, and explains why Strauss in his study departed from Christian medieval thought. Contrasting Scholasticism with Islamic and Jewish medieval political philosophy, Parens clarifies the theme of Strauss's thought, what Strauss calls the "theologico-political problem," and reveals the significance of medieval political philosophy within the Western tradition
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
JC251.S8
LC item number
P37 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rochester Studies in Medieval Political Thought
Series volume
v. 1
Label
Leo Strauss and the recovery of medieval political philosophy, Joshua Parens
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-186) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn950696869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 191 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781782047650
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)950696869
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