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Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss

Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss
German Émigrés and American Political Thought after World War II

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Part of Publications of the German Historical Institute

Peter Graf Kielmansegg, Helmut Dubiel, George Kateb, Ernst Vollrath, Timothy Fuller, Jürgen Gebhardt, Horst Mewes, Alfons Söllner, Robert B. Pippin
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  • Date Published: June 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521599368


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  • This book explores the influence of Hannah Arendt's and Leo Strauss' background in pre-World War II Germany on their perception of American democracy. The contributors analyze how their émigré experience both influenced their American work and also impacted on the formation of the discipline of political science in postwar Germany. Arendt's and Strauss' experiences thus aptly illustrate the transfer and transformation of political ideas in the World War II era.

    • Explores the effect of their direct experiences of totalitarianism on two major political thinkers
    • Current growth of interest in Arendt and her ideas
    • Presents work by both German and American scholars
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521599368
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.315kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Peter Graf Kielmansegg
    Part I. Hanah Arendt:
    1. Hannah Arendt and the theory of democracy: a critical reconstruction Helmut Dubiel
    2. The questionable influence of Arendt (and Strauss) George Kateb
    3. Hannah Arendt: a German-American Jew views the United States and looks back to Germany Ernst Vollrath
    Part II. Leo Strauss:
    4. Reflections on Leo Strauss and American education Timothy Fuller
    5. Leo Strauss: the quest for truth in times of perplexity Jürgen Gebhardt
    6. Leo Strauss and Martin Heidegger: Greek antiquity and the meaning of modernity Horst Mewes
    7. Leo Strauss: German origin and American impact Alfons Söllner
    8. The Modern World of Leo Strauss Robert P. Pippin
    Part III. Roundtable Discussion: Bibliography

  • Editors

    Peter Graf Kielmansegg, Universität Mannheim, Germany

    Horst Mewes, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Elisabeth Glaser-Schmidt


    Peter Graf Kielmansegg, Helmut Dubiel, George Kateb, Ernst Vollrath, Timothy Fuller, Jürgen Gebhardt, Horst Mewes, Alfons Söllner, Robert B. Pippin

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