On Tyranny Including the Strauss-Koj�ve Correspondence

ISBN-10: 022603013X
ISBN-13: 9780226030135
Edition: 2013 (Expurgated)
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Description: On Tyrannyis Leo Strauss’s classic reading of Xenophon’s dialogueHiero, orTyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising tyranny. Included are a translation of the dialogue from  More...

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

On Tyrannyis Leo Strauss’s classic reading of Xenophon’s dialogueHiero, orTyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising tyranny. Included are a translation of the dialogue from its original Greek, a critique of Strauss’s commentary by the French philosopher Alexandre Kojève, and the complete correspondence between the two.This revised and expanded edition introduces important corrections throughout and expands Strauss’s restatement of his position in light of Kojève’s commentary to bring it into conformity with the text as it was originally published in France.“Through Strauss’s interpretation, Xenophon appears to us as no longer the somewhat dull and flat author we know, but as a brilliant and subtle writer, an original and profound thinker. What is more, in interpreting this forgotten dialogue, Strauss lays bare great moral and political problems that are still ours.”—Alexandre Kojève

Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History,and Spinoza's Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Victor Gourevitch is the William Griffin Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Wesleyan University. 

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
On Tyranny
Xenophon: Hiero or Tyrannicus
Leo Strauss: On Tyranny
Notes to On Tyranny
The Strauss-Koj�ve Debate
Alexandre Koj�ve: Tyranny and Wisdom
Leo Strauss: Restatement on Xenophon's Hiero
The Strauss-Koj�ve Correspondence
Letters
Editorial Notes
Name Index
Subject Index

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