Perversion and the Art of Persecution: Esotericism and Fear in the Political Philosophy of Leo Strauss

Perversion and the Art of Persecution: Esotericism and Fear in the Political Philosophy of Leo Strauss

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This book critically examines Leo Strauss’s claim that the philosophers of antiquity, especially Plato, wrote esoterically, hiding the highest truths “exclusively between the lines.” Reading Strauss’s discourse through Lacanian psychoanalysis, his theory of esoteric writing can be understood as a pathologically perverse response to fear.

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Publisher: Lexington Books (March 14, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 196 pages

File size: 455 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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