Xenophon's Socrates

In his third and concluding work on the writings of Xenophon, Leo Strauss discusses Memorabilia, Apology of Socrates to the Jury, and Symposium This book, together with On Tyranny and Xenophon s Socratic Discourse also available from St Augustine s Press , constitutes the core of Professor Strauss s rediscovery of classical political thought and provides a complete sta In his third and concluding work on the writings of Xenophon, Leo Strauss discusses Memorabilia, Apology of Socrates to the Jury, and Symposium This book, together with On Tyranny and Xenophon s Socratic Discourse also available from St Augustine s Press , constitutes the core of Professor Strauss s rediscovery of classical political thought and provides a complete statement about Socrates as well as a thorough and careful interpretation of Xenophon Relying exclusively on the texts, Professor Strauss analyzes and compares every seemingly casual utterance as well as the formal statements to recover the true Socrates and to determine the character of political philosophy He investigates its origins, possibilities, and intention against the non philosophical background from which it emerged A valuable guide also to Xenophon s charm, grace, and profundity, this last volume in the monumental trilogy helps to restore the traditional dignity of Xenophon as a wise and masterful writer.
Xenophon s Socrates In his third and concluding work on the writings of Xenophon Leo Strauss discusses Memorabilia Apology of Socrates to the Jury and Symposium This book together with On Tyranny and Xenophon s Socra

  • Title: Xenophon's Socrates
  • Author: Leo Strauss
  • ISBN: 9781587319655
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Xenophon's Socrates”

    1. Leo Strauss kept reminding everyone to notice "what should have been there but was not there"; the silence of the great minds are a thousand times more important than their sayings. Also, in this book he betrayed a slick trick of these masters: the most subversive contents are squeezed in the middle of the book, where everyone is (potentially) dozing off and not paying enough attention.I wonder if the same principle applies to Leo Strauss himself: the pluralist Socrates of Xenophon, standing in [...]

    2. Used an an Ethic's text, was very cool to examine current principles and philosophies of ethics from the roots of Socrates.

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