Faculty/grad student luncheon with a lecture by Thomas Meyer

12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
147 Bay State Rd, rm 202
Leo Strauss's story has yet to be told. Almost forty years after his death, Strauss (1899-1973) has unquestionably become one of the most controversial thinkers of the twentieth century. Yet no comprehensive biography exists of the founder of arguably the most successful intellectual movement in the American academy. True, literature devoted to him fills proverbial libraries, bad guy/good guy tales about him constantly appear, and ever more complicated academic discussions of his work are followed with curiosity and bemusement by the broader public. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Philosophy and Religion.