Table of contents for Discourses on Strauss : revelation and reason in Leo Strauss and his critical study of Machiavelli / Kim A. Sorensen.

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Contents
Preface viii
Acknowledgments x
Abbreviations xii
Introduction: Leo Strauss on the Permanent Problems and the Predicaments of Modernity 1
Introduction
Strauss and his Critics
The Critique of Modernity
History and Philosophy
Studying Strauss "Between the Lines"
Re-reading Strauss
PART ONE
Approaching Leo Strauss
Chapter One: Leo Strauss's Idea of History 35
Introduction
Historicism on the Meaning of History
Turning to History
Conclusion
Chapter Two: Revelation and Reason in Leo Strauss 66
Introduction
Defining Revelation and Reason
Either/Or
Dialogue between Revelation and Reason
Conclusion
PART TWO
Strauss's Machiavelli on Religion:
Neither Christian nor Pagan
Chapter Three: Christianity and the Bible 118
Introduction
Machiavelli's Judgment on Christianity
Machiavelli's Reflections on Biblical/Christian theology
Conclusion
Chapter Four: Cosmology and the Utility of Religion 162
Introduction
Machiavelli's Cosmological Reflections
The Utility of Religion
Conclusion
PART THREE
Strauss's Machiavelli on Philosophy:
Political Virtue
Chapter Five: Moral Virtue and Human Action 194
Introduction
Virtue and Goodness
Free Will, Necessity, and Chance
Conclusion
Chapter Six: Virtue and Governance 236
Introduction
The Common Good and Selfishness
Forms of Government: Republics, Principalities, and Tyrannies
Human Nature, the Common Good, and the Highest Good
Conclusion
Chapter Seven: The Legacy of Machiavelli's Moral-Political Teaching 282
Introduction
Strauss's Concluding Thoughts on Machiavelli
Conclusion 310
Appendix: An Outline of Strauss's Critical Study of Machiavelli's Teaching 319
Bibliography 321
Index	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Strauss, Leo.
Religion and politics.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Strauss, Leo. Thoughts on Machiavelli.
Machiavelli, Niccolâao, 1469-1527.