Leo Strauss as Teacher

Uploaded on Jun 21, 2011

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 Strauss in his early days at the University of Chicago.
Chair: Nathan Tarcov – University of Chicago
Ralph Lerner – University of Chicago (starts at 21:30)
Victor Gourevitch – Wesleyan University (starts at 35:45)
Hilail Gildin – Queens College, City University of New York (starts at 59:08)
Robert Faulkner – Boston College ( starts at 1:09:30)
Group discussion (starts at 1:22:30)

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