Exotericism after Lessing: The Enduring Influence of F. H. Jacobi on Leo Strauss

Exotericism after Lessing: The Enduring Influence of F. H. Jacobi on Leo Strauss © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 JJTP 15.1 Also available online – www.brill.nl I would like to thank Michael Zank, Eugene Sheppard, an anonymous reviewer, and Dana Hollander (assisted by Mia Spiro) for their suggestions and assistance. 1 All English speakers are deeply indebted to Michael Zank for his Leo Strauss: The Early Writings (1921–1932) (Albany: SUNY Press, 2002; hereafter “EW”), which includes Strauss’s fi rst publication, the abstract he published from his thesis “The Problem of Knowledge in the Philosophical Doctrine of F. H. Jacobi” (“Das Erkenntnisproblem in der philosophischen Lehre Fr. H. Jacobis,” 1921), on 53–73. I will refer to this text as “the thesis abstract.” Standing behind Zank are Heinrich and Wiebke Meier, whose editorial labors are responsible for Leo Strauss, Gesammelte Schriften , vol. 2: Philosophie und Gesetz—Frühe Schriften (Stuttgart and Weimar: J. B. Metzler, 1997; hereafter “GS 2”), which includes the thesis abstract under the title “Auszug aus der Inaugural-Dissertation” on 293–98. Unless otherwise indicated, all English translations from this work are my own. 2 “The formal reception of Spinoza took place in 1785 when F. H. Jacobi pub- lished his book On the Doctrine of Spinoza, in Letters to Herr Moses Mendelssohn. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy Brill

Exotericism after Lessing: The Enduring Influence of F. H. Jacobi on Leo Strauss

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 JJTP 15.1 Also available online – www.brill.nl I would like to thank Michael Zank, Eugene Sheppard, an anonymous reviewer, and Dana Hollander (assisted by Mia Spiro) for their suggestions and assistance. 1 All English speakers are deeply indebted to Michael Zank for his Leo Strauss: The Early Writings (1921–1932) (Albany: SUNY Press, 2002; hereafter “EW”), which includes Strauss’s fi rst publication, the abstract he published from his thesis “The Problem of Knowledge in the Philosophical Doctrine of F. H. Jacobi” (“Das Erkenntnisproblem in der philosophischen Lehre Fr. H. Jacobis,” 1921), on 53–73. I will refer to this text as “the thesis abstract.” Standing behind Zank are Heinrich and Wiebke Meier, whose editorial labors are responsible for Leo Strauss, Gesammelte Schriften , vol. 2: Philosophie und Gesetz—Frühe Schriften (Stuttgart and Weimar: J. B. Metzler, 1997; hereafter “GS 2”), which includes the thesis abstract under the title “Auszug aus der Inaugural-Dissertation” on 293–98. Unless otherwise indicated, all English translations from this work are my own. 2 “The formal reception of Spinoza took place in 1785 when F. H. Jacobi pub- lished his book On the Doctrine of Spinoza, in Letters to Herr Moses Mendelssohn.

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