Leo Strauss (essay date 1945)
SOURCE: Strauss, Leo. “Farabi's Plato.” In Louis Ginzberg: Jubilee Volume: On the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday, pp. 357-93. New York: The American Academy for Jewish Research, 1945.
[In the following essay, Strauss examines al-Fārābī's exposition of Plato's philosophy and al-Fārābī's own views on the relationship between philosophy and happiness.]
Eben derselbe Gedanke kann, an einem andern Orte, einen ganz andern Wert haben.
Lessing, Leibniz, von den ewigen Strafen.
It is generally admitted that one cannot understand the teaching of Maimonides' Guide for the...
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