Nieuw boek over Leo Strauss op komst

Aan de vele boeken die al over Leo Strauss verschenen zijn, wordt er volgende maand weer een toegevoegd.

Martin D. Yaffe and Richard S. Ruderman (Eds.), Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s. Palgrave Macmillan, 10 Jul 2014

Daarin Chapter 2. Spinoza's Critique of Religion: Reading Too Literally and Not Reading Literally Enough; Steven Frank

Met in een Appendix: Seven Writings by Leo Strauss

Volgens de blurb zou [niet Spinoza, maar] Strauss de eerste sinds de Middeleeuwen zijn geweest die met de ware betekenis van politieke filosofie kwam. Alsof hij het zo belangrijke theologisch-politieke probleem niet van Spinoza had.

"Reorientation: Leo Strauss in the 1930s seeks to explain the 'change in orientation' that Strauss underwent during a decade of personal and political upheaval. Though he began to garner attention in the 1950s, it was in the 1930s that Strauss made a series of fundamental breakthroughs which enabled him to recover, for the first time since the Middle Ages, the genuine meaning of political philosophy. Despite this being a period of marked output and activity for Strauss, his research in this era remains overlooked. This volume is the first to assemble in one place an examination of Strauss' various publications throughout the decade, providing a comprehensive analysis of his work during the period. It includes, for the first time in English, five newly translated writings of Strauss from 1929–37, brought to life with insight from leading scholars in the field."

Reacties

"In modern times , the view that Locke is not what he appears to be has been taken up by Leo Strauss ... " (Stewart, p. 146)
"One of my chief concerns with Strauss' idea of esoteric writing is that he seems to suggest that it always involves some conscious intent on the part of the author to convey a secret message, whereas I find that the most interesting cases of esoteric writing have little or nothing to do with conscious intentions to mislead" (p. 472' note)