After Leo Strauss: New Directions in Platonic Political by Tucker Landy

By Tucker Landy

Proposes a post-Straussian examining of Plato to strengthen a reconciliation of historical and glossy theories of traditional right.

Few thinkers of the 20 th century studied the basic questions of ethics and politics, or penetrated extra into the philosophical assets of the ethical relativism of our occasions, extra deeply than Leo Strauss. After Leo Strauss isn't one more try to explicate, critique, or shield Strauss. as an alternative, it encourages us to seem in new instructions, and to flee convinced features of Strauss’s strong impression, which will revisit vintage texts and make our personal judgments approximately what these texts may suggest. Tucker Landy proposes a post-Straussian examining of the Platonic dialogues that's non-esoteric but respectful in their sophisticated dramatic-pedagogic shape and urges us, in a spirit of Socratic humility, to reexamine old and sleek theories of common correct to hunt attainable grounds for reconciliation among them. Landy places forth a Socratic conception of democratic liberalism as an instance of such reconciliation.

“This ebook is a breath of unpolluted air for individuals like me, who have been encouraged through Strauss early of their philosophic careers yet who refuse to brush aside metaphysics and cosmology, who're cautious of the doubtless narrowing results of ‘political philosophy,’ and who're open, of their philosophical eros, to the potential fact of revelation and the knowledge of the poets. Tucker Landy supplies us a brand new beginning—a Socrates made younger and beautiful.” — Peter Kalkavage, writer of The common sense of wish: An advent to Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

Tucker Landy is affiliate Professor of Liberal stories at Kentucky nation University.

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