Leo Strauss on Maimonides

Strauss Leo Green Kenneth Hart
Leo Strauss is widely recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of Maimonides. His studies of the medieval Jewish philosopher led to his rediscovery of esotericism and deepened his sense that the tension between reason and revelation was central to modern political thought. His writings throughout the twentieth century were... Read More
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Leo Strauss is widely recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of Maimonides. His studies of the medieval Jewish philosopher led to his rediscovery of esotericism and deepened his sense that the tension between reason and revelation was central to modern political thought. His writings throughout the twentieth century were chiefly responsible for restoring Maimonides as a philosophical thinker of the first rank. Yet, to appreciate the extent of Strauss's contribution to the scholarship on Maimonides, one has traditionally had to seek out essays he published separately spanning almost fifty years.
With Leo Strauss on Maimonides, Kenneth Hart Green presents for the first time a comprehensive, annotated collection of Strauss's writings on Maimonides, comprising sixteen essays, three of which appear in English for the first time. Green has also provided careful translations of materials that had originally been quoted in Hebrew, Arabic, Latin, German, and French; written an informative introduction highlighting the original contributions found in each essay; and brought references to out-of-print editions fully up to date. The result will become the standard edition of Strauss's writings on Maimonides.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226776778
ISBN-13 9780226776774
GTIN-13 9780226776774
GTIN-14 09780226776774
Subtitle The Complete Writings
Author Strauss Leo|Green Kenneth Hart
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 654
Publication Date Apr 22, 2013
Dimension 6.2 in 9.1 in 2 in