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Law
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The concept of law was developed by the philosopher Leo Strauss (1899–1973) in his book Philosophie und Gesetz (1935; “Philosophy and Law,” 1995), in an effort to find a way out of the disorientation of the present by referring back to Maimonides. Via the circuitous route of medieval rationalism, he designed a new, “legal” foundation of polit…

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von Wussow, Philipp, “Law”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 26 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0265>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106



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