Leo strauss on thomas hobbes and plato: Two previously unpublished lectures

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In recent years, there has been a considerable increase of interest in the thought and writings of Leo Strauss. This renewed interest has led to the discovery and publication of writings and lectures which heretofore have been available only to few scholars. The following two recently discovered lectures on Plato’s Republic (1958) and Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan (1962) were originally delivered by Leo Strauss in the Works of the Mind lecture series at the University of Chicago. In these transcripts one finds sharper and franker formulations of the issues discussed in Strauss’ published writings; they depict Strauss’ efforts in trying different approaches and lines of inquiry which provide the reader with fresh and fascinating glimpses into Strauss’s philosophical development and intellectual odyssey.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Namazi, R

Published Date

  • October 2, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 239 - 256

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1930-5478

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1045-7097

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10457097.2018.1494995

Citation Source

  • Scopus