On a New Interpretation of Plato's Political Philosophy

On a New Interpretation of Plato's Political Philosophy

Leo Strauss

Language: English

Pages: 42

ISBN: 2:00104346

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On a New Interpretation of Plato's Political Philosophy
Leo Strauss

Social Research: An International Quarterly

Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 13, No. 3 (Fall 1946): 326-367

EXCERPT: Professor Wild's recent book on Plato, Plato's Theory of Man , is not simply a historical work. His presentation of Plato's doctrine of man is animated by the zeal of a reformer and is meant to bring about a radical re-orientation of the 'philosophy of culture'. Thoroughly dissatisfied with modern philosophy in all its forms, and unwilling to take refuge in Thomism, Wild turns back to classical philosophy, to the teaching of Plato and Aristotle, as the true teaching. At present very few will be prepared to accept this basic premise. But it is safe to predict that the movement which his book may be said to launch in this country will become increasingly influential and weighty as the years go by...

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