The Political Philosophy of Hobbes: Its Basis and Its Genesis

The Political Philosophy of Hobbes Its Basis and Its Genesis In this classic analysis Leo Strauss pinpoints what is original and innovative in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes He argues that Hobbes s ideas arose not from tradition or science but from

  • Title: The Political Philosophy of Hobbes: Its Basis and Its Genesis
  • Author: Leo Strauss Elsa M. Sinclair
  • ISBN: 9780226776965
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this classic analysis, Leo Strauss pinpoints what is original and innovative in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes He argues that Hobbes s ideas arose not from tradition or science but from his own deep knowledge and experience of human nature Tracing the development of Hobbes s moral doctrine from his early writings to his major work The Leviathan, Strauss expIn this classic analysis, Leo Strauss pinpoints what is original and innovative in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes He argues that Hobbes s ideas arose not from tradition or science but from his own deep knowledge and experience of human nature Tracing the development of Hobbes s moral doctrine from his early writings to his major work The Leviathan, Strauss explains contradictions in the body of Hobbes s work and discovers startling connections between Hobbes and the thought of Plato, Thucydides, Aristotle, Descartes, Spinoza, and Hegel.

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    • Leo Strauss Elsa M. Sinclair

      Leo Strauss was a German American philosopher and philologist of ancient Greek text In his early years studying in Germany he acquainted himself with seminal German thinkers of the 20th century such as Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl and Ernst Cassirer As a person of Jewish ancestry, Strauss fled to the United States during the rule of Third Reich and taught at the University of Chicago There, he wrote commentaries on ancient Greek thought of Plato and Aristotle, as well as the medieval philosophy of Maimonides and Islamic philosophers, and expounded his thought on political philosophy His legacy remains in the realm of political theories to this day.



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    • I didn't really embrace this. Perhaps its because Strauss inaugurated a reading of Hobbes that has now become mainstream, it was was hard to see what was at stake for Strauss.


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