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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 : 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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Velkley, Richard L.
Heidegger, Strauss, and the premises of philosophy on original forgetting.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011000175
(OCoLC)695860266
Named Person: Leo Strauss; Martin Heidegger; Martin Heidegger; Leo Strauss
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Velkley
ISBN: 9780226852553 0226852555
OCLC Number: 754210714
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 203 pages)
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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