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On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence

On Tyranny: Corrected and Expanded Edition, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence (Paperback)

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"On Tyranny" is Leo Strauss' 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. Included are a translation of the dialogue from its original Greek, a critique of Strauss' commentary by the French philosopher Alexandre Kojeve, and the complete correspondence between the two. This corrected and expanded edition introduces important revisions throughout and expands Strauss' restatement of his position in light of Kojeve's commentary to bring it into conformity with the text as it was originally published in France.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical science & theoryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheorySocial & political philosophy Publisher: The University of Chicago Press Publication Date: 13/09/2013 ISBN-13: 9780226030135  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History, and Spinoza's Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago Press. Victor Gourevitch is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Wesleyan University Michael S. Roth is the president of Wesleyan University and the author of several books, including Memory, Trauma, and History.

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