Natural Right and History

Strauss Leo
Six lectures delivered at the University of Chicago, Autumn, 1949, under the auspices of the Charles R. Walgreen Foundation for the Study of American Institutions.


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.

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226776948
ISBN-13 9780226776941
GTIN-13 9780226776941
GTIN-14 09780226776941
Series Walgreen Foundation Lectures
Author Strauss Leo
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 336
Publication Date Oct 14, 1965
Dimension 5.3 in 8.01 in 0.77 in