2007 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
Studies in Leo Strauss's Political Philosophy and Straussian Political Thoughts
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
History of thought
|Research Institution||Setsunan University |
ISHIZAKI Yoshihiko Setsunan University, Dept. of Foreign Studies, Professor (80232289)
IIJIMA Shozo Waseda University, Dept. of Political Science, Professor (80130863)
YAMAUCHI Hirotaka Hiroshima University, Grad. School for Literature, Professor (20239841)
SHIBATA Toshiko University of Tokyo, Grad. Schools for Art and Science, Professor (40235578)
KAWADE Yoshie University of Tokyo, Grad. School for Law and Politics, Professor (10265481)
NAKAGANE Sou Kokushikan University, Dept. of Politics and Economy, Professor (90269712)
|Project Period (FY)
2005 – 2007
|Keywords||Leo Strauss / Straussian / political philosophy / esoteric teaching / art of writing / tyranny / Jewish problems / natural right|
Our studies developed for three years under the title of 'The Studies in Leo Strauss's Philosophy and the Political Thought of Straussian School' can be reduced following four points. We could get fruitful results from each study.
The first is to read carefully Strauss's texts and the writings of early political philosophers in Straussian style. We published two translated books (Liberalism Ancient and Modern (2006) and On Tyranny (2006-7)), and went ahead with other Strauss's books: Persecution and the Art of Writing, The City and Man, Thoughts on Machiavelli, What Is Political Philosophy etc. And through these careful readings of texts, we went forward our considerations on problems of the historical studies of ideas, problems of the dialectic of enlightenment, the natural right and Jewish problems, the problems of modern societies and tyranny and so on.
The second is to illuminate problems of the Straussian esoteric teaching and the art of writing and to understand Strauss's thought as a postmodern way of thinking,. And from the points of view, we could explain significance to study in history of political philosophy and to rebirth philosophical thinking.
The third is to verify worldwide influences and spreads of Strauss's philosophy and Straussian thought. By which we could verify acceptance and of Strauss's political philosophy and Straussian thought in North America, France, Germany and China and of the classical studies through Straussian style and studies on relations of his thought to the contemporary thought there.
The fourth was the study on the meaning of Straussian political philosophy in the globalization of our age. As a result of our studies, we could publish a book : The Global World and Ethics, which treats problems of relation between the political philosophy and the real world.
Research Products (15 results)