This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: On Tyranny is Leo Strauss's classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue, Hiero or Tyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising tyranny. This edition includes a translation of the dialogue, a critique of the commentary by the French philosopher Alexandre Kojve, Strauss's restatement of his position in light of Kojve's comments, and finally, the complete Strauss-Kojve correspondence. "Through [Strauss's] interpretation Xenophon appears to us as no longer the somewhat dull and flat author we know, but as a brilliant and subtle writer, an original and profound thinker. What is more, in interpreting this forgotten dialogue, Strauss lays bare great moral and political problems that are still ours." --Alexandre Kojve, Critique "On Tyranny is a complex and stimulating book with its 'parallel dialogue' made all the more striking since both participants take such unusual, highly provocative positions, and so force readers to face substantial problems in what are often wholly unfamiliar, even shocking ways." --Robert Pippin, History and Theory "Every political scientist who tries to disentangle himself from the contemporary confusion over the problems of tyranny will be much indebted to this study and inevitably use it as a starting point."--Eric Voegelin, The Review of Politics Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Current speculation about the end of the Cold War and its implications for the future of the West has revived an old debate about whether history has an "end" and what this "end of history" will look like. "On Tyranny", first published by The Free Press in 1956, considers the idea of "the end of history". This revised edition includes an extensive selection from the life-long correspondence between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve, the French Hegelian philosopher.
Über den Autor:
Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His many contributions to political philosophy include The Political Philosophy of Hobbes and Liberalism Ancient and Modern, both published by the University of Chicago Press.
Buchbeschreibung Cornell Univ Pr, 1968. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-263-13-8679808
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808014907363.0