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, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 91–97 | Cite as

Timothy W. Burns and Bryan-Paul Frost, eds.: Philosophy, History, and Tyranny: Reexamining the Debate between Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève

Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016. 380 pp. $90.00. ISBN: 978-1438462097
  • Will Morrisey
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Abstract

Leo Strauss and Alexander Kojève advanced sharply contrasting estimations of the modern tyrannies that arose in their lifetime. This collection of essays continues their debate, which centered on Xenophon’s dialogue, On Tyranny, but extended to a consideration of tyranny “ancient and modern” and finally to the philosophic underpinnings of modern political regimes.

Keywords

Strauss Kojève Xenophon Hegel Tyranny Bible Philosophy Historicism Stalinism Hitler Heidegger Plato Master-slave 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Will Morrisey
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  1. 1.HillsdaleUSA

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