Volume 42, Issue 1, Fall 2015


This is a complete volume and includes articles, book reviews, discussions and special reviews.


Socrates’s Spirited Defense of Knowledge: Continence, Incontinence, and Human Action in Book VII of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
by Stephen A. Block & Patrick Cain

Reputation and Virtue: The Rhetorical Achievement of Socrates in Xenophon’s Apology
by Kazutaka Kondo

On “The Literary Character of the Guide for the Perplexed” :Aporia and Euporia
by Michael Millerman

The Spirit of the Age: J. S. Mill’s Radical Manifesto
by Quentin Taylor


Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom by Mary P. Nichols
reviewed by Joseph Alulis

Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writingby Arthur M. Melzer
reviewed by Jeffrey A. Bernstein

Leo Strauss: On the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History by Jeffrey Bernstein; Leo Strauss on Maimonides: The Complete Writings, edited by Kenneth Hart Green; Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides
by Kenneth Hart Green; reviewed by Steven Frankel

Redeeming the Prince: The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece by Maurizio Viroli
reviewed by Gregory A. McBrayer

Leo Strauss’s Defense of the Philosophic Life: Reading “What Is Political Philosophy?,” edited by Rafael Major
reviewed by Susan McWilliams

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful, edited by Paul Guyer
reviewed by Frank N. Pagano

In Search of Humanity: Essays in Honor of Clifford Orwin, edited by Andrea Radasanu
reviewed by David Lewis Schaefer

Democracy in Decline: Steps in the Wrong Direction by James Allan
reviewed by Thomas E. Schneider

Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept by Dieter Grimm
reviewed by Stephen Sims