Political Philosophy Cross-Examined: Perennial Challenges to the Philosophic Life

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T. Pangle, J. Lomax
Springer, Apr 10, 2013 - Political Science - 214 pages
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Political societies frequently regard philosophers as potential threats to morality and religion, and those who speak for politics often demand a defense of philosophy. This book will address philosophy as a mode of existence put into question.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
The Philosophic Life in Question
2
1 Sophistry as a Way of Life
5
2 Aristotle on Theory and Practice
17
3 Aristotles Politics Book VII on the Best Way of Life
29
Mining the Bible
45
5 On the Philosophic Character of Tacituss Imperial Political History
65
The Guide of the Perplexed I 2
78
8 Of Human Ends in Bacons Essayes
119
9 Hobbess Natural Theology
137
10 Rousseaus Happiness of Freedom
153
11 Heidegger on Nietzsche on Nihilism
172
12 How Benardete Read the Last Stage of Socratess Philosophic Education
189
Bibliography of Heinrich Meier
204
Notes on Contributors
211
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His Way of Life in Question
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Robert C. Bartlett, Boston College, USA Christopher Bruell, Boston College, USA Ronna Burger, Tulane University, USA Hasso Hofmann, Humboldt University, Germany Laurence Lampert, Indiana University, USA Ralph Lerner, University Of Chicago, USA J. Harvey Lomax, University Of Memphis, USA James H. Nichols, Claremont Mckenna College, USA Thomas L. Pangle, University Of Texas, USA Robert B. Pippin, University Of Chicago, USA Devin Stauffer, University Of Texas, USA Nathan Tarcov, University Of Chicago, USA

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