Philosophy vs. Politics—Strauss and Friends
Lecture no. 23 from the course: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas
Taught by Professor Lawrence Cahoone | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Now, turn to another German émigré philosopher who, like Arendt, probed further into the conflict between politics and philosophy while turning to the ancients for a political approach that avoids the mistakes of modernity. Examine Leo Strauss’s work, which has significantly influenced American neoconservatives, and the related writings of his friend, Alexandre Kojève.