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Faith and Political Philosophy: The Correspondence Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, 1934-1964 (Eric Voegelin Institute Series in Political Philosophy)

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Faith and Political Philosophy consists of fifty-three letters between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, two of the most important political theorists of the twentieth century. In this correspondence, Strauss and Voegelin explore the nature of their similarities and differences, offering insightful observations about one another's work, about the state of the discipline, and about the influences working on them. The letters shed light on many assumptions made in their published writings, often with an openness that removes all vestiges of uncertainty.

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Both Strauss and Voegelin escaped national socialism to settle in the US. Along with their status as refugees, they shared significant elements of their thought. It has been said they tended to agree in principle and disagree in detail, but this collection of letters and essays indicates their similarities and differences were actually more complex. They argue from different perspectives on many topics, such as their respective works in progress, the true nature of Platonic-Aristotelianism, the degenerate state of social science, and the consequences of crisis in both politics and political philosophy. Their letters include frank reactions to the work of rivals and colleagues that would never be revealed in scholarly publications. Translators and editors Emberley (political science and philosophy, Carleton U., Canada) and Cooper (political science, U. of Calgary) provide a comprehensive introduction. This edition omits the collection of scholarly articles found in the third section of the first edition.
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"It would be difficult to find a more profound and stimulating book covering the whole history and understanding of faith and reason in Western intellectual history. . . . In so many ways, the correspondence itself . . . is simply gripping. One has to lack a soul not to realize that here we approach, haltingly, the ultimate things. . . . The book, in short, is exciting and profound. . . . This correspondence is a trumpet call from the political philosophers to theologians, scientists, philosophers, and historians to wake up, to attend to the real origins and meanings of the disorders of modernity that have arisen from a failure to understand reason and revelation."--Review of Metaphysics

"Faith and Political Philosophy is an unusual book: not only does it introduce the reader to the highly original and exciting world of Leo Strauss's and Eric Voegelin's thought, the study of which, it is justly claimed, is one of the most expeditious ways to explore the core of political science,' but it also provides an intimate glimpse into the personal side of their scholarship."--Muslim World Book Review

"This book serves well to initiate its readers into a lively and provocative exchange between two of the best contemporary political philosophers and their respective legacies."--Canadian Journal of Political Science

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826215512
Editor:
Emberley, Peter C.
Editor:
Cooper, Barry
Editor:
Emberley, Peter
Editor:
Cooper, Barry
Author:
Cooper, Barry
Author:
Emberley, Peter
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Location:
Columbia, Mo.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Political scientists
Subject:
Religion and politics
Subject:
Strauss, Leo
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
ERIC VOEGELIN INST SERIES
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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