Leo Strauss on political philosophy : responding to the challenge of positivism and historicism / edited and with an introduction by Catherine H. Zuckert ; with assistance from Les Harris and Philip Bretton.
By: Strauss, Leo.
Contributor(s): Zuckert, Catherine H | Harris, Les (Editor) | Bretton, Philip.Material type: BookCall no.: JA71 .S834 2018Series: Leo Strauss transcript series: Publication: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018Description: xxxviii, 232 p.ISBN: 9780226566825 (hardcover); 022656682X (hardcover).Subject(s): Political science -- Philosophy | Political science -- History
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Editor's introduction: Strauss's introduction to political philosophy -- Part I: The obstacles to the study of political philosophy today -- A. Positivism. Comte as the founder of positivism: the three stages of the history of mankind -- Comte's positive political philosophy -- Positivism after Comte: Simmel -- Value-free social science: Weber -- Strauss's responses to contemporary defenses of the fact-value distinction -- B. Historicism. Historicism as the more serious challenge to political philosophy -- R.G. Collingwood as an example -- Why studying the history of political philosophy is necessary today. On the difference between the ancients and the moderns -- Part 3: The origins of political philosophy. Physis and nomos.
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