Tag Archives: The City and Man

Kalev’s Anti-Blog: A Post Scriptum: Maimonides So Close Yet So Far…

In my previous post on Maimonides’s Letter on Astrology, I noted that Leo Strauss had implied that Maimonides had accepted the philosopher’s distinction between god as a remote cause the affects of proximate cause on human beings. I had thought … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog Part V Conclusion of Slow Reading of CM

Part V: This post will conclude my reading of pages 50-62 of Leo Strauss’s The City and Man. These pages are the introduction to his essay “On Plato’s Republic.” I begin at the last paragraph at the bottom of page … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog Part IV Slow Reading of CM

Part IV: This anti-blog is the fourth part of my reading of pages 50-62 of Leo Strauss’s The City and Man. I am starting at the top of page 58. My previous readings are available on this site below.      … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog Part III Slow Reading of CM

Part III: Continuing my reading of pages 50-62 of Leo Strauss’s The City and Man. On page 54, first full paragraph.       At this point, Strauss makes another shift. Before, Strauss was comparing writing generally and the logographic writing which … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog Part II of Slow Reading of CM

Part II: Continuing my reading of pages 50-62 of Strauss’s book The City and Man. I begin on page 52, fifth line down.   “But be this as it may, we certainly must return to the beginning.” What beginning? The … Continue reading

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Kalev Pehme’s Anti-Blog

My intention is to write an anti-blog about things I am interested in. I will do so in various ways. However, for a while, I am going to write a commentary reading of the beginning of Leo Strauss’s essay, “On … Continue reading

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