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Natural right and history /
by Leo Strauss.
imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1971], c1953.
description
ix, 326 p.
ISBN
0226776948
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imprint
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1971], c1953.
isbn
0226776948
general note
"Preface to the 7th impression (1971)": p. vii.
catalogue key
1970588
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
In this classic work, Leo Strauss examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics. On the centenary of Strauss's birth, and the fiftieth anniversary of the Walgreen Lectures which spawned the work, Natural Right and History remains as controversial and essential as ever. "Strauss . . . makes a significant contribution towards an understanding of the intellectual crisis in which we find ourselves . . . [and] brings to his task an admirable scholarship and a brilliant, incisive mind."--John H. Hallowell, American Political Science Review Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Chicago.
Main Description
In this classic work, Leo Strauss examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics. On the centenary of Strauss's birth, and the fiftieth anniversary of the Walgreen Lectures which spawned the work, Natural Right and History remains as controversial and essential as ever. "Strauss . . . makes a significant contribution towards an understanding of the intellectual crisis in which we find ourselves . . . [and] brings to his task an admirable scholarship and a brilliant, incisive mind."John H. Hallowell, American Political Science Review Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Chicago.
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This work examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Natural Right and the Historical Approach
Natural Right and the Distinction between Facts and Values
The Origin of the Idea of Natural Right
Classic Natural Right
Modern Natural Right
Hobbes
Locke
The Crisis of Modern Natural Right
Rousseau
Burke
Index
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