Opening
1:50

Strauss, Science, & the Crisis of Liberalism

Responses to Glenn Ellmers and J. Eric Wise's argument for an invigorated political philosophy that addresses the looming problems of modern science.

Response

Keeping Nature in Science—and Politics

Leo Strauss would want us to pursue the question of teleology in nature. Natural right depends on it.

Response
6:35

Clarifying Questions: How Can Philosophy Guide Science?

Ellmers and Wise’s skeptical philosophers will have to speak to the scientific academy in its own language. These are the questions that need answering.

Response
5:30

In Defense of Strauss: Is Science Possible?

Could it be that the “Aristotelian” teaching of teleology is exoteric?

Response
8:19

In Defense of Old Books: Nature & Morality

Classical political philosophy does not ground natural right in a (scientific) cosmic teleology.

Feature

Opening

Strauss, Science, & the Crisis of Liberalism

At the root of political understanding and argument is the question of what human beings are and, therefore, how they ought to act. And the answers to those questions seem tied to our understanding of the rest of the natural world we inhabit. How we answer these questions as a community profoundly effects the practical…