This Translation Of Eighteen Virtually Unknown Early Publications Provides Access For The First Time To The Origins Of Leo Strauss S Thought In The Intellectual Life Of The German Jewish Renaissance In The 1920s Themes Range From The Enlightenment Critique Of The Religion Of Spinoza And The Anti Critique Of Jacobi, To The Political Zionism Of Herzl And The Cultural Zionism Of Buber And Ahad Ha Am The Essays And Reviews Reprinted In This Volume Document A Youth Caught In The Theological Political Conflict Between The Irretrievability Of Premodern Religion And The Disenchantedness Of Honest Atheism, An Impossible Alternative That Precipitated Strauss To Seek Out The Possibility Of A Return To The Level Of Natural Ignorance Presupposed In Socratic Political Philosophy.
Leo Strauss was a German American philosopher and philologist of ancient Greek text In his early years studying in Germany he acquainted himself with seminal German thinkers of the 20th century such as Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl and Ernst Cassirer As a person of Jewish ancestry, Strauss fled to the United States during the rule of Third Reich and taught at the University of Chicago There,
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- The Early Writings, 1921-1932 (Suny Series in the Jewish Writings of Leo Strauss)
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