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Stephan Steiner

Weimar in Amerika

Leo Strauss' Politische Philosophie

[Weimar in America. The Political Philosophy of Leo Strauss.]

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Stephan Steiner presents a historical-biographical study of Leo Strauss in which he investigates the contexts and origins of Strauss's political philosophy in the transition from Europe to America.
Stephan Steiner presents a historical-biographical study of Leo Strauss in which he investigates the contexts and origins of Strauss's political philosophy. By emphasizing the transformation of Strauss's philosophic position in the USA Steiner not only situates Strauss in the constellations of the Weimar Republic – such as the sociology of knowledge, historicism, and dialectical theology – but shows how he brought a specifically German critique of modernity to America. In order to trace this development in detail, the author reconstructs Strauss's understanding of revelation, his critique of historicism, and the philosophical-historical presuppositions of his view of antiquity. Instead of simply relying on autobiographical statements or the desire for unifying Strauss's thought, Steiner offers an experiential account that renders readable the historical conditions of his political philosophy.
Authors/Editors

Stephan Steiner Geboren 1979; Studium der Philosophie, ev. und kath. Theologie sowie Literaturwissenschaft an den Universitäten Innsbruck, Tübingen und Paris; 2012 Promotion; Visiting Research Scholar an der University of Chicago sowie Junior Fellow am Internationalen Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Wien; derzeit wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Informationsmittel f. Bibliotheken — http://ifb.bsz-bw.de/bsz394452496rez-1.pdf?id=6322 (01/2014) (Till Kinzel)
In: H-Soz-u-Kult — http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2014–1-059 (01/2014) (D. Timothy Goering)
In: Philosophisches Jahrbuch — 121 (2014), S. 431–432 (Hannes Kerber)
In: Zeitschr.f.Religions-u.GeistesG — 66 (2014), S. 346–347 (Marco Kißling)
In: Das Historisch-Politische Buch — 62 (2014), S. 672 (Werner Röhr)
In: Jahrbuch zur Liberalismus-Forschung — 2014, Heft 1 www.freiheit.org/Neue-Rezensionen-zur-Liberalismus-Forschung/ (Matthias Wolfes)