Home » Heidegger by Richard L Velkley
Heidegger Richard L Velkley

Heidegger

Richard L Velkley

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9780226852553
Unknown Binding
213 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

In this groundbreaking work, Richard L. Velkley examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. Velkley argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical traditionOCOs origins inMoreIn this groundbreaking work, Richard L. Velkley examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. Velkley argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical traditionOCOs origins in radical questioning. For Heidegger and Strauss, the recovery of the original premises of philosophy cannot be separated from rethinking the very possibility of genuine philosophizing.aCommon views of the influence of HeideggerOCOs thought on Strauss suggest that, after being inspired early on by HeideggerOCOs dismantling of the philosophical tradition, Strauss took a wholly separate path, spurning modernity and pursuing instead a renewal of Socratic political philosophy. Velkley rejects this reading and maintains that StraussOCOs engagement with the challenges posed by HeideggerOCoas well as by modern philosophy in generalOCoformed a crucial and enduring framework for his lifelong philosophical project. More than an intellectual biography or a mere charting of influence, Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy is a profound consideration of these two philosophersOCO reflections on the roots, meaning, and fate of Western rationalism.