publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Louis Althusser, Leo Strauss, and Democratic Leadership

Tamulis, Bron Cohen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
In taking up the topic of political leadership, I seek to analyze the legacy of social science in light of the sobering political events of the twentieth century. This dissertation is a composite study of the work of two philosophers, and, specifically, what they endeavored to accomplish by thinking and writing on the subject of politics. I concentrated on the post-War landscape, and the philosophers Louis Althusser and Leo Strauss, in order to analyze the way in which the figure of Machiavelli appears and influences the ideas and practices of political leadership that both saw as viable means of intervening in the world. This project investigates the history of...
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free text keywords: Political Science, Philosophy, Althusser, Critical Theory, Democratic Theory, Leadership, Strauss
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