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Heidegger, Strauss, and the premises of philosophy on original forgetting

Author: Richard L Velkley
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011.
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<DIV>In this groundbreaking work, Richard L. Velkley examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. Velkley argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition's origins in radical questioning. For Heidegger and Strauss, the recovery of the original premises of philosophy cannot be separated from rethinking the very possibility of  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Velkley
ISBN: 9780226852553 0226852555
OCLC Number: 1105401751
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 203 p.)
Contents: Repetition of antiquity at the peak of modernity --
Primal truth, errant tradition, and crisis: the pre-Socratics in late modernity --
"The unradicality of modern philosophy": thinking in correspondence --
On caves and histories: Strauss's post-Nietzschean Socratism --
Exigencies of freedom and politics --
Freedom from the good: Heidegger's idealist grounding of politics --
Heidegger on Nietzsche and the higher freedom --
The room for political philosophy: Strauss on Heidegger's political thought --
Construction of modernity --
On the roots of rationalism: Strauss's natural right and history as response to Heidegger --
Is modernity an unnatural construct? --
Strauss on individuality and poetry --
Epilogue: dwelling and exile.
Responsibility: Richard Velkley.

Abstract:

<DIV>In this groundbreaking work, Richard L. Velkley examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. Velkley argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition's origins in radical questioning. For Heidegger and Strauss, the recovery of the original premises of philosophy cannot be separated from rethinking the very possibility of genuine philosophizing.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>Common views of the influence of Heidegger's thought on Strauss suggest that, after being inspired early on by Heidegger's dismantling of the philosophical tradition, Strauss took a wholly separate path, spurning modernity and pursuing instead a renewal of Socratic political philosophy. Velkley rejects this reading and maintains that Strauss's engagement with the challenges posed by Heidegger-as well as by modern philosophy in general-formed a crucial and enduring framework for his lifelong philosophical project. More than an intellectual biography or a mere charting of influence, Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy is a profound consideration of these two philosophers' reflections on the roots, meaning, and fate of Western rationalism.</DIV>
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