Historicism and Modern Relativism, winter 1956

“Seminar in Political Philosophy: Historicism and Modern Relativism” was offered in winter quarter 1956 and has 10 sessions. No audiotapes have survived. In this course Strauss discusses Collingwood’s The Idea of History, Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, Zarathustra, and Use and Abuse of History, as well as the thought of  Hobbes, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Kant, and Descartes.

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