LEO STRAUSS (1899 - 1973)




  • Anthologies:

    • The Early Writings (1921-1932).  Trans. Michael Zank.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2002.

    • Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought.  Ed. Kenneth Hart Green.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1997.

    • Gesammelte Schriften.  Ed. Heinrich Meier.  Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 1996–2001.

    • Faith and Political Philosophy: the Correspondence Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin, 1934–1964.  Ed. Peter Emberley and Barry Cooper.  Intro. Thomas L. Pangle.  University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1993.

    • The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism: an Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss; Essays and Lectures.  Ed. Thomas L. Pangle.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1989.

    • Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.  Intro. Thomas L. Pangle.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1983.

    • Political Philosophy: Six Essays.  Ed. Hilail Gilden.  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1975.  Rpt. and expanded as An Introduction to Political Philosophy: Ten Essays.  Ed. Hilail Gilden. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1989.

    • "What Is Political Philosophy?" and Other Studies.  Glencoe, IL: Free Press, 1959.  Rpt. Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 1988.

    • Persecution and the Art of Writing.  Glencoe, IL: Free Press, 1952. 

  • Edited Works:

    • History of Political Philosophy.  Ed. Strauss and Joseph Cropsey.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1963.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • On Plato's Symposium.  Ed. Seth Benardete.  1959 Lectures.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2001.

    • The Argument and the Action of Plato's Laws.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1975.

    • Xenophon's Socrates.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1972.

    • Xenophon's Socratic Discourse: an Interpretation of the Oeconomicus.  Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1970.

    • Liberalism Ancient and Modern.  New York: Basic, 1968.

    • Socrates and Aristophanes.  New York: Basic, 1966.  Rpt. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1980.

    • The City and Man.  1962 Page-Barbour lectures.  Chicago: Rand McNally, 1964.

    • "The Crisis of Our Time" and "The Crisis of Political Philosophy."  The Predicament of Modern Politics.  Ed. Howard Spaeth.  Detroit: U of Detroit P, 1964.  41–54 and 91–103.

    • History of Political Philosophy.  Ed. Strauss and Joseph Cropsey.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1963 .

    • "Relativism."  Relativism and the Study of Man.  Ed. Helmut Schoeck and James W. Wiggins.  Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, 1961.  135–157.

    • Thoughts on Machiavelli.  Glencoe, IL: Free Press, 1958.  Rpt. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1978.

    • "Maimonides' Statement on Political Science."  Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research 22 (1953): 115–30.

    • Natural Right and History.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1953.

    • "On Collingwood’s Philosophy of History."  Review of Metaphysics 5.4 (1952): 559–86.

    • On Tyranny: an Interpretation of Xenophon's Hiero.  Foreword y Alvin Johnson.  New York: Political Science Classics, 1948.  Rpt. Glencoe, IL: Free Press, 1950.

    • "On the Intention of Rousseau."  Social Research 14.4 (1947): 455–87.

    • "On a New Interpretation of Plato’s Political Philosophy."  Social Research 13.3 (1946): 326–67.

    • "The Literary Character of the Guide for the Perplexed."  Essays on Maimonides.  Ed. Salo W. Baron.  New York: , 1941. 

      • Persecution and the Art of WritingNew York: Free Press, 1952.  38–94.

    • "The Spirit of Sparta or the Taste of Xenophon."  Social Research 6.4 (1939): 502–36.

    • Hobbes' politische Wissenschaft in ihrer Genesis.  1935.

      • The Political Philosophy of Hobbes: its Basis and its Genesis.  Trans. Elsa M. Sinclair.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1936.  Rpt. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1952.

    • Philosophie und Gesetz: Beiträge zum Verständnis Maimunis und seiner Vorläufer.  Berlin: Schocken, 1935.

      • Philosophy and Law: Contributions to the Understanding of Maimonides and his Predecessors.  Trans. and intro. Eve Adler.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1995.

    • "Anmerkungen zu Carl Schmitt, Der Begriff des Politischen."  Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik 67.6 (1932): 732–49.

      • "Notes on Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political."  

    • Die Religionskritik Spinozas als Grundlage seiner Bibelwissenschaft: Untersuchungen zu Spinozas Theologisch-politischen Traktat.  Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1930.

      • Spinoza’s Critique of Religion.  Trans. Elsa M. Sinclair.  New York: Schocken, 1965.  Rpt. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1997.


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  • Anthologies:

    • Deutsch, Kenneth L., and John A. Murley, eds.  Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the American Regime.  New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.

    • Udoff, Alan, ed.  Leo Strauss's Thought.  Boulder, CO: Lynne Reiner, 1991.

    • Smith, Stephen B., ed.  Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss.  Cambridge: CUP, 2009.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Altman, William H. F.  The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

    • Batnitzky, Leora.  Leo Strauss and Emmanuel Levinas: Philosophy and the Politics of Revelation.  Cambridge: CUP, 2006.

    • Bloom, Allan.  "Leo Strauss."  Giants and Dwarfs: Essays 1960–1990.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990.  235–55.

    • Burnyeat, Myles.  “Sphinx Without a Secret.”  New York Review of Books (1985): .

    • Drury, Shadia B.  Leo Strauss and the American Right.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1997. 

    • Drury, Shadia B.  The Political Ideas of Leo Strauss.  New York: St. Martin's, 1988.

    • Drury, Shadia B.  "The Esoteric Philosophy of Leo Strauss."  Political Theory 13.3 (1985): 315–337.

    • Green, Kenneth.  Jew and Philosopher: the Return to Maimonides in the Jewish Thought of Leo Strauss.  Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.
    • Lampert, Laurence.  Leo Strauss and Nietzsche.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.
    • McAllister, Ted V.  Revolt against Modernity: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin and the Search for Post-Liberal Order.  Lawrence, KS: UP of Kansas, 1996.

    • Meier, Heinrich. 

      • Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem.  Trans. Marcus Brainard.  Cambridge: CUP, 2006.

    • Meier, Heinreich.  Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss: the Hidden Dialogue.  Trans. J. Harvey Lomax.  Foreword Joseph Cropsey.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1995.

    • Norton, Anne.  Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2004.

    • Pangle, Thomas L.  Leo Strauss: an Introduction to his Thought and Intellectual Legacy.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2006.

    • Pippin, Robert B.  "The Modern World of Leo Strauss."  Political Theory 20.3 (1992): 448–72.

    • Sheppard, Eugene R.  Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile: the Making of a Political Philosopher.  Waltham, MA: Brandeis UP, 2006.

    • Smith, Gregory Bruce.  "Leo Strauss and the Straussians: an Anti-Democratic Cult?"  Political Science and Politics 30.2 (1997): 180–89.

    • Smith, Stephen.  Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.

    • Tanguay, Daniel.  Leo Strauss: Une Biographie Intellectuelle.  Paris: Grasset et Fasquelle, 2003.

      • Leo Strauss: an Intellectual Biography.  Trans. Christopher Nadon.  New Haven: Yale UP, 2007.

    • Zuckert, Catherine, and Michael Zuckert.  The Truth about Leo Strauss: Political Philosophy and American Democracy.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006.





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