SUNY series in the Thought and Legacy of Leo Strauss

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Philosophy as Stranger Wisdom

The first complete intellectual biography of one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the twentieth century, Leo Strauss.

Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education

The first book-length study of Leo Strauss' understanding of the relation between modern democracy, technology, and liberal education.

Leo Strauss and Contemporary Thought

Broadens the horizons of Strauss’s thought by initiating dialogues between him and figures with whom little or no dialogue has yet occurred.

Leo Strauss and the Theopolitics of Culture

This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.

Leo Strauss on Science

The first study of Strauss’s confrontation with modern science and its methods.

Philosophy, History, and Tyranny

The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny.

Leo Strauss, Philosopher

European scholars discuss Leo Strauss as a major figure in the history of philosophy.

Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought

Reflections on principle and prudence in the thoughts and actions of great thinkers and statesmen.

Leo Strauss on the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History

Explores how the thought of Leo Strauss amounts to a model for thinking about the connection between philosophy, Jewish thought, and history.

After Leo Strauss

Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right.

Leo Strauss and the Crisis of Rationalism

Examines the German and Jewish sources of Strauss's thought and the extent to which his philosophy can shed light on the crisis of liberal democracy.

Progressive Minds, Conservative Politics

Compelling account of Strauss's mature Maimonidean writings.

Between Athens and Jerusalem

Examines the early works of German-Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss (1899-1973).