Tag Archives: Leo Strauss

A Study in Naiveté—A Confession of Sorts

George Anastaplo Dare to be naïve. —Buckminster Fuller (1975) Prologue              I presume to provide on this occasion (a few hours before the Greek Orthodox Easter) a confession of my serial indulgences in naiveté. Perhaps … Continue reading

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ON THE THOMAS AQUINAS OF LEO STRAUSS

George Anastaplo I             The only extensive discussion of Thomas Aquinas in Leo Strauss’s Natural Right and History (1953) is during the transition in the book from “Classic Natural Right” to “Modern Natural Right.” That passage begins thus (at page … Continue reading

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WHO COUNTS, HOW, AND WHY? NOTES TOWARD AN INTELLECTUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By George Anastaplo: It should be obvious that I need considerable time not to acknowledge formally (which I can do now) the generosity of the papers we have heard parts of this afternoon but rather to prepare proper responses. It … Continue reading

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George Anastaplo: An Autobiographical Bibliography (1947-2003)

Compiled by George Anastaplo, published by John A Murley, ed., Leo Strauss and His Legacy: A Bibliography (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2005, pp. 733-855) If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better … Continue reading

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Yearnings for the Divine and the Natural Animation of Matter

by George Anastaplo It has been said that there may be] found in the Pythagorean memoirs the following tenets as well. The principle of all things is the monad or unit; arising from this monad the undefined dyad or two … Continue reading

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