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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. This book argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition's origins in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Leo Strauss; Martin Heidegger; Martin Heidegger; Leo Strauss; Martin Heidegger; Leo Strauss; Leo Strauss; Martin Heidegger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Velkley
ISBN: 9780226852546 0226852547
OCLC Number: 695860266
Description: viii, 203 pages ; 24 cm
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.
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"In brilliant fashion Velkley lays out a reading of Heidegger and Strauss that acknowledges the centrality of this neglected conversation to contemporary political thinking. Moreover, he makes a case Read more...

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