Liberalism Ancient and Modern

Leo Strauss

Liberalism Ancient and Modern
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Leo Strauss

283 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1968, 1995
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780226776897 Published December 1995
Revered and reviled, Leo Strauss has left a rich legacy of work that continues to spark discussion and controversy. This volume of essays ranges over critical themes that define Strauss's thought: the tension between reason and revelation in the Western tradition, the philsophical roots of liberal democracy, and especially the conflicting yet complementary relationship between ancient and modern liberalism. For those seeking to become acquainted with this provocative thinker, one need look no further.
1. What Is Liberal Education?
2. Liberal Education and Responsibility
3. The Liberalism of Classical Political Philosophy
4. On the Minos
5. Notes on Lucretius
6. How To Begin to Study The Guide of the Perplexed
7. Marsilius of Padua
8. An Epilogue
9. Preface to Spinoza's Critique of Religion
10. Perspectives on the Good Society
Index of Names

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