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The Responsibility of Reason: Theory and Practice in a Liberal-Democratic Age
Can we run our lives and govern our societies by reason? The question provoked Socrates to redirect philosophic inquiry in a political direction, and it has remained fundamental to Western thought. Martin Heidegger explored this problem in his profound critique of the Western metaphysical tradition, and Leo Strauss responded to Heidegger with an attempt to recover the ...more
Hardcover, 329 pages
Published March 16th 2011 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 16th 2011)
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Mar 06, 2012 John rated it it was amazing
Three powerful minds, Strauss, Heidegger and Tocqueville have done more than is generally acknowledged to shape the modern notion of reason. This book demonstrates why reason, rightly understood, cannot be separated from responsibility.