Lecture Notes 10-30-08 **Points from Last Class** Strauss would want us to judge framers from our perspective. Politics is the pursuit of virtue, understanding political truth (moral quest). **Strauss Part 2** Philosophers are class among themselves. Philosophers have more in common with each other, than others within their communities. The more important community to philosophers is the community of philosophers. Orthopraxy ? Strictness of practice or behavior. (Islam and Judaism) The commandments of the law themselves (as opposed to the rational law) says that the rationality behind the law is not really obligatory. Even though rational law is timeless and universal, those commandments are contingent ? the vary from place to place and time to time. Commandments or probable or generally accepted. Paper Topic Explain how Strauss would evaluate Lippmann?s or Dewey?s arguments about political truth and knowledge. (Pick one). Find at least 2 points that he would pick up on to evaluate.
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