Leo Strauss and the Crisis of Rationalism: Another Reason, Another Enlightenment

2014.05.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Corine Pelluchon, Leo Strauss and the Crisis of Rationalism: Another Reason, Another Enlightenment, Robert Howse (tr.), SUNY
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2014.05.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Corine Pelluchon, Leo Strauss and the Crisis of Rationalism: Another Reason, Another Enlightenment, Robert Howse (tr.), SUNY Press, 2014, 309pp, $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438449678. Reviewed by Samuel Goldman, George Washington University The last twenty years have seen an extraordinary growth of scholarship on Leo Strauss. Once discussed mostly in polemical terms, Strauss' thought is now regularly the object of careful analysis and informed, if often sharp, critique. The newly receptive attitude toward Strauss has been encouraged by the continuing discovery, publication, and translation of documents from previously overlooked periods of Strauss' career. In addition to lectures and forgotten articles written both in German and in English, we now have access to transcripts and audio recordings of classes Strauss taught at the University of Chicago. Although many issues remain controversial, the new. . .

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