The Leo Strauss Center held a conference on “Leo Strauss as Teacher” on April 22-23 in Social Science 122 (a lecture hall where Strauss himself occasionally taught) on the campus of the University of Chicago.
The conference marked the publication on the Center’s website of digitally remastered audiofiles made from the surviving audiotapes of Leo Strauss’s courses. It provided an opportunity to remember, think about, and discuss the example Strauss provided of a great teacher and to talk about the issues involved in preparing the transcripts of his courses for publication.
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The individuals on this panel all studied with him late in his career, at the University of Chicago, Claremont Men’s College, or St. John’s College Annapolis.
Chair: Nathan Tarcov – University of Chicago
Abram Shulsky – Hudson Institute (starts at 1:45)
Richard Zinman – Michigan State University (starts at 18:35)
Jerrold R. Caplan – Moorpark College (starts at 58:47)
Theodore Blanton – Blanton Law Firm (starts at 1:14:35)
Group discussion (starts at 1:41:10)