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Natural Right and History

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In this classic work, Leo Strauss examines the problem of natural right and argues that there is a firm foundation in reality for the distinction between right and wrong in ethics and politics. On the centenary of Strauss's birth, and the fiftieth anniversary of the Walgreen Lectures which spawned the work, Natural Right and History remains as controversial and essential as ever.

"Strauss . . . makes a significant contribution towards an understanding of the intellectual crisis in which we find ourselves . . . [and] brings to his task an admirable scholarship and a brilliant, incisive mind."—John H. Hallowell, American Political Science Review

Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Chicago.

Synopsis:

The problem of natural right is one of the most controversial and significant issues in contemporary political and social philosophy. Leo Strauss, eminent author of The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, examines the current status of this problem and shows that the reasons which have led to a rejection of natural right are not valid.

About the Author

Leo Strauss (1899-1973) was the Robert Maynard Hutchins Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Political Science at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. Natural Right and the Historical Approach

II. Natural Right and the Distinction between Facts and Values

III. The Origin of the Idea of Natural Right

IV. Classic Natural Right

V. Modern Natural Right

A. Hobbes

B. Locke

VI. The Crisis of Modern Natural Right

A. Rousseau

B. Burke

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226776941
Author:
Strauss, Leo
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Natural Law
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Natural law -- History -- United States.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Government - National
Subject:
POL030000
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Charles R. Walgreen Foundation lectures
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19651031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , The problem of natural right is one of the most controversial and significant issues in contemporary political and social philosophy. Leo Strauss, eminent author of The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, examines the current status of this problem and shows that the reasons which have led to a rejection of natural right are not valid.
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