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Title Philosophy, history, and tyranny : reexamining the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojeve / edited by Timothy W. Burns and Bryan-Paul Frost
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, 2016
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Series SUNY series in the thought and legacy of Leo Strauss
SUNY series in the thought and legacy of Leo Strauss.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Brief Biographies of Strauss and Kojève; Overview of the Present Volume; 1. The Place of the Strauss-Kojève Debate in the Work of Leo Strauss; Kojève, Hegel, and Heidegger; Modernity, Historical Philosophy, and Historicism; Recovery of the "Natural World"; The Grounding of the Philosophic or Scientific Life; Strauss's On Tyranny; Kojève's "Tyranny and Wisdom"; Strauss's "Restatement"; The Subsequent Correspondence; 2. The Philosophic Background of Alexandre Kojève's "Tyranny and Wisdom"; The Origin of Self-Consciousness and the Desire for Recognition
5. Who Won the Strauss-Kojève Debate? The Case for Alexandre Kojève in His Dispute with Leo StraussThe Character of the Debate and the Common Ground; Subjective Certainty and Recognition, Philosophy and the Quest for Truth; The Possibility and Desirability of the Universal and Homogeneous State; Conclusion; 6. The Epistolary Exchange between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève; The Genesis of the French Edition of On Tyranny; The Issue of Being; The Letters and the Idea of Philosophy
7. Kojève's Hegel, Hegel's Hegel, and Strauss's Hegel: A Middle Range Approach to the Debate about Tyranny and TotalitarianismTyranny, Wisdom, and the Missing Middle Range in On Tyranny; Strauss and the Middle Range in Other Works; Strauss on Ancient versus Modern Wisdom; Kojève's Hegel and Hegel's Hegel; Strauss's Hegel; On Tyranny and Totalitarianism; 8. History, Tyranny, and the Presuppositions of Philosophy: Strauss, Kojève, and Heidegger in Dialogue; The Idea of Philosophy; Being and History; 9. The Notion of an End of History: Philosophic Origins and Recent Applications; Introduction
Philosophical Background of the End of History: Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, MarxKojève's Treatment of the End of History; The End of History Toward the End of the Twentieth Century: Francis Fukuyama; Conclusion: Strauss's Abiding Interest in Kojève's Historical Philosophy; Appendix A: Critical Edition of Alexandre Kojève, "Tyrannie et sagesse"; Appendix B: "Tyranny and Wisdom"; Editorial Notes; Contributors; Index
The Master-Slave Dialectic and the End of HistoryThe End of Philosophy; The Wise Man; The Conditions of Absolute Wisdom; Tyranny and Wisdom; 3. The Place of the Bible in the Strauss-Kojève Debate; Kojève, Revelation, and History; Strauss, the Bible, and Modernity; Strauss, the Bible, and "Pseudo-Rationalism"; 4. Leo Strauss's Decisive Reply to Alexandre Kojève; The Defense of Utopias; The Sufficiency of the Classical Framework; The Relation between Wisdom and Rule; The Political Action of the Philosophers; The Best Social Order; Concluding Remarks
Summary The first comprehensive examination of the debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève on the subject of philosophy and tyranny. On Tyranny remains a perennial favorite, possessing a timelessness that few philosophical or scholarly debates have ever achieved. On one hand, On Tyranny is the first book-length work in Leo Strauss's extended study of Xenophon, and his “Restatement” retains a vivacity and directness that is sometimes absent in his later works. On the other, “Tyranny and Wisdom” is perhaps the most succinct yet fullest articulation of Alexandre Kojève's overall political thought, and it presents what may be the most uncompromising alternative to Strauss's position as a whole. This volume contains for the first time a comprehensive and critical examination of the debate from scholars well versed in the thought of Strauss, Kojève, Hegel, Heidegger, and the end of history thesis. Of particular interest will be the appendix, which offers for the first time Kojève's unabridged response to Strauss, a response previously available only from the Fonds Kojève at Le Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Accessible to students and scholars alike, this volume works equally well in the classroom and as a resource for more advanced research.-- Provided by Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Xenophon. Hieron.
Fukuyama, Francis. End of history
Kojève, Alexandre, 1902-1968.
Kojève, Alexandre, 1902-1968. Tyrannie et sagesse
Strauss, Leo.
Strauss, Leo. On tyranny
History -- Philosophy.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Burns, Timothy, 1958- editor
ISBN 1438462115 (electronic bk.)
9781438462110 (electronic bk.)