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Leo Strauss and the theological-political problem [electronic resource] /
Heinrich Meier ; translated by Marcus Brainard.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
description
xxi, 183 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521856477 (hbk.)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
isbn
0521856477 (hbk.)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The theologico-political problem : on the theme of Leo Strauss -- The history of philosophy and the intention of the philosopher : reflections on Leo Strauss -- What is political theology? -- Why political philosophy?
catalogue key
11053901
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'A masterful study of Strauss ... The leading interpreter of Strauss's writings in Germany, as well as the editor of his collected works in German, Meier marshals abundant evidence from Strauss's corpus to demonstrate that his primary concern was indeed with the conflict between reason and revelation, and not with politics narrowly construed.' The New Republic
'Unlike most similar collections, however, this one holds together rather well.' Political Studies Review
"A masterful study of Strauss... The leading interpreter of Strauss's writings in Germany, as well as the editor of his collected works in German, Meier marshals abundant textual evidence from Strauss's corpus to demonstrate that his primary concern was indeed with the conflict between reason and revelation, and not with politics narrowly construed." -The New Republic
'Heinrich Meier's excellent Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem is particularly timely and welcome. ... Meier's work helps us begin to understand the greatness of Strauss as a philosopher. That is an achievement worthy of note and gratitude.' The Weekly Standard
"Heinrich Meier's excellent Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem is particularly timely and welcome." Weekly Standard
"Meier is both an accomplished scholar, as his labors on Staruss's collected works show, and a penetrating, rigorous reader of works that communicate through their implications and silences as well as their explicit arguments. Both virtues are on display in this volume...the lecture and Meier's commentary are well worth the price of admission and constitute a major contribution to the Strauss literature." -Thomas W. Merrill, Annapolis, MD: The Review of Metaphysics
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Written by one of the most prominent interpreters of Strauss's thought, this book is the first to address the problem that Leo Strauss said was the theme of his studies: the theologico-political problem or the confrontation with the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life.
Description for Bookstore
Written by one of the most prominent interpreters of Strauss's thought, this book was the first to address the problem that Leo Strauss said was the theme of his studies: the theologico-political problem or the confrontation with the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life.
Description for Bookstore
This book, by one of the most prominent interpreters of the Leo Strauss's thought, is the first to examine the theme that Leo Strauss considered to be key to his entire intellectual enterprise. The theologico-political problem refers to the confrontation between the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. In this study, Heinrich Meier clarifies the distinction between political theology and political philosophy and sheds new light on the unifying center of Strauss' philosophical work.
Main Description
This book, by one of the most prominent interpreters of Leo Strauss's thought, is the first to address the problem that Leo Strauss himself said was the theme of his studies: the theologico-political problem or the confrontation with the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. In his theologico-political treatise, which comprises four parts and an appendix, Heinrich Meier clarifies the distinction between political theology and political philosophy and reappraises the unifying center of Strauss's philosophical enterprise. The book is the culmination of Meier's work on the theologico-political problem. It will interest anyone who seeks to understand both the problem caused by revelation for philosophy and the challenge posed by political-religious radicalism in current events. The appendix makes available for the first time two lectures by Strauss that are immediately relevant to the subject of this book and that will open the way for future research and debate on the legacy of Strauss.
Main Description
This book, by one of the most prominent interpreters of Leo Strauss's thought, is the first to examine the theme that Leo Strauss considered to be key to his entire intellectual enterprise. The theologico-political problem refers to the confrontation between the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. In this study, Heinrich Meier clarifies the distinction between political theology and political philosophy and sheds new light on the unifying center of Strauss' philosophical work. The book is the culmination of his work on the general topic of the theologico-political problem.
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Meier examines the theme that Strauss considered to be key to his entire intellectual enterprise - the confrontation between the theology and political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. The author clarifies the distinction between political theology and political philosophy.
Main Description
This book, by one of the most prominent interpreters of Leo Strauss's thought, was the first to address the problem that Leo Strauss himself said was the theme of his studies: the theologico-political problem or the confrontation with the theological and the political alternative to philosophy as a way of life. In his theologico-political treatise, which comprises four parts and an appendix, Heinrich Meier clarifies the distinction between political theology and political philosophy and reappraises the unifying center of Strauss's philosophical enterprise. The book is the culmination of Meier's work on the theologico-political problem. It will interest anyone who seeks to understand both the problem caused by revelation for philosophy and the challenge posed by political-religious radicalism. The appendix makes available for the first time two lectures by Strauss that are immediately relevant to the subject of this book and that will open the way for future research and debate on the legacy of Strauss.
Table of Contents
Preface to the American edition
The Theologico-Political Problem
The theologico-political problem
On the genealogy of faith in Revelation
Death as God: a note on
The History of Philosophy and the Intention of the Philosopher: Reflections on
What is Political Theology?
Why Political Philosophy?
Appendix: Two unpublished lectures
The Living Issues of German Postwar Philosophy (1940)
Reason and Revelation (1948)
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