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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: Leo Strauss; Martin Heidegger; Martin Heidegger; Leo Strauss
Material Type: Biography, Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Velkley
ISBN: 1283265176 9781283265171 9786613265173 6613265179 0226852555 9780226852553
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 1162461195
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (213 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. Pt. 1. Repetition of antiquity at the peak of modernity --
pt. 2. Exigencies of freedom and politics --
pt. 3. Construction of modernity.
Responsibility: Richard L. Velkley.

Abstract:

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. Common views of the influence of Heidegger's thought on Strauss suggest that, after being inspired early on by Heidegger's dismantling of the phil.
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