Books

  • The Problem of Knowledge in the Philosophical Doctrine of Friedrich Heinrich JacobiThe Problem of Knowledge in the Philosophical Doctrine of Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Hamburg, 1921. Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften, Band 2, Philosophie und Gesetz -- Frühe Schriften, Heinrich Meier, ed., Metzler Verlag, 1997. Abstract reprinted in: Leo Strauss: The Early Writings (1921-1932), Michael Zank, ed., State University of New York Press, 2002.
  • Spinoza’s Critique of Religion – Spinoza's Critique of Religion, trans. E. M. Sinclair, University of Chicago Press, 1997. Originally published as Die Religionskritik Spinozas als Grundlage seiner Bibelwissenschaft Untersuchungen zu Spinozas Theologisch-Politischem Traktat, Akademie-Verlag, 1930.
  • Philosophy and LawPhilosophy and Law: Contributions to the Understanding of Maimonides and His Predecessors, trans. Eve Adler, State University of New York Press, 1995. Originally published as Philosophie und Gesetz: Beiträge zum Verständnis Maimunis und Seiner Vorlaüfer, Schocken Verlag, 1935.
  • The Political Philosophy of HobbesThe Political Philosophy of Hobbes: Its Basis and Its Genesis, trans. Elsa M. Sinclair, University of Chicago Press, 1952. Originally published as The Political Philosophy of Hobbes: Its Basis and Its Genesis, Oxford, at the Clarendon Press, 1936.
  • On TyrannyOn Tyranny: An Interpretation of Xenophon's Hiero, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence, Victor Gourevitch and Michael S. Roth, eds., University of Chicago Press, 1961, reprinted 1991, 2000. Originally Published as On Tyranny: An Interpretation of Xenophon's Hiero, Political Science Classics, 1948.
  • Persecution and the Art of WritingPersecution and the Art of Writing, The Free Press, 1952.  Reprinted: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
  • Natural Right and HistoryNatural Right and History, University of Chicago Press, 1953.  Reprinted: University of Chicago Press, 1965.
  • Thoughts on MachiavelliThoughts on Machiavelli, The Free Press, 1958.  Reprint: University of Chicago Press, 1978.
  • What Is Political Philosophy?What Is Political Philosophy? And Other Studies, The Free Press, 1959.  Reprint: University of Chicago Press, 1988.
  • History of Political PhilosophyHistory of Political Philosophy, ed. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, Rand McNally, 1963.  Second Edition: Rand McNally, 1972.  Third Edition, University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  • The City and ManThe City and Man, Rand McNally, 1964.  Reprint: University of Chicago Press, 1978.
  • Socrates and AristophanesSocrates and Aristophanes, Basic Books, 1966.  Reprint: University of Chicago Press, 1980.
  • Liberalism Ancient and ModernLiberalism Ancient and Modern, Basic Books, 1968.  Reprint: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
  • Xenophon’s Socratic DiscourseXenophon's Socratic Discourse: An Interpretation of the Oeconomicus, Cornell University Press, 1970.  Reprint: St. Augustine's Press, 1998.
  • Xenophon’s SocratesXenophon's Socrates, Cornell University Press, 1972.  Reprint: St. Augustine's Press, 1998.
  • The Argument and the Action of Plato’s LawsThe Argument and the Action of Plato's Laws, University of Chicago Press, 1975.  Reprint: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
  • Studies in Platonic Political PhilosophyStudies in Platonic Political Philosophy, University of Chicago Press, 1983.  Reprint: University of Chicago, 1986.
  • The Rebirth of Classical Political RationalismThe Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism: An Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss, Thomas L. Pangle, ed., University of Chicago Press, 1989.
  • Gesammelte SchriftenGesammelte Schriften, Bands 1-3, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  1996-2008.
  • Leo Strauss: The Early WritingsLeo Strauss: The Early Writings (1921-1932), ed. Michael Zank, State University of New York Press, 2002.
  • Leo Strauss on Moses MendelssohnLeo Strauss on Moses Mendelssohn, translated and edited by Martin D. Yaffe, University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Essays

  • Response to Frankfurt’s “Word of Principle” – "Antwort auf das 'Prinzipielle Wort' der Frankfurter," Judische Rundschau, Vol. 28, No. 9 (30 Jan. 1923).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Review of The Holy – Review of Das Heilige, by Rudolf Otto, Der Jude, Vol. 7, No. 4 (April 1923).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.
  • A Note on the Discussion of “Zionism and Anti-Semitism” – "Anmerkung zur Diskussion uber Zionismus und Antisemitismus," Judische Rundschau, Vol. 28, No. 83-84 (Sept. 28, 1923).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • The Zionism of Nordau – "Der Zionismus bei Nordau," Der Jude, Vol. 7, No. 10-11 (October-November 1923).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Paul de Lagarde – "Paul de Lagarde," Der Jude, Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 1924).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Sociological Historiography? – "Soziologische Geschichtsschreibung?" Der Jude, Vol. 8, No. 3 (March 1924).  Reprinted Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Cohen’s Analysis of Spinoza’s Bible Science – "Cohens Analyse der Bibel-Wissenchaft Spinozas," Der Jude, Vol. 8, No. 5-6 (May-June 1924).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 1.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Zionism and Orthodoxy – "Zionismus und Orthodoxie," Judische Rundschau, Vol. 29, No. 50 (June 24, 1924).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 1.
  • Review of Contemporary Religious Thinkers – Review of Contemporary Religious Thinkers, by Albert Levkowitz, Der Jude, Vol. 8, No. 7 (July 1924).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Quellen des Zionismus – "Quellen des Zionismus," Judische Rundschau, Vol. 29, No. 77-78, 79 (Sept. 26, Oct. 3 1924).
  • On the Argument with European Science – "On the Argument with European Science," Der Jude, Vol. 8, No. 10 (October 1924).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Comment on Weinberg’s Critique – "Comment on Weinberg's Critique," Der Judische Student, Vol. 22, No. 1-2 (February 1925).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 1.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Ecclesia Militans – "Ecclesia Militans," Judische Rundschau, Vol. 30, No. 36 (May 8, 1925).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Biblical History and Science – "Biblical History and Science," Judische Rundschau, Vol 30, No. 88 (November 10, 1925).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • On the Bible Science of Spinoza and His Precursors – "On the Bible Science of Spinoza and His Precursors," Korrespondenzblatt des Vereins zur Grundung Erhaltung einer Akademie fur die Wissenschaft des Judentums, Vol. 7 (1926).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 1.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Review of The Future of an Illusion – Review of The Future of an Illusion, by Sigmund Freud, Der Judische Student, Vol. 25, No. 4 (August 1928).  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • On the Ideology of Political Zionism – "Zur Ideologie des politischen Zionismus," Der Judische Student, Vol. 26, No. 5 (May 1929).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 1.
  • Franz Rosenzweig and the Academy for the Science of Judaism – "Franz Rosenzweig and the Academy for the Science of Judaism," Judische Wochenzeitung fur Kassel, Hessen und Waldeck, Vol. 6, No. 49 (13 December 1929).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Introductions to Pope ein Metaphysiker! – Introductions to "Pope ein Metaphysiker!" "Sendschreiben an den Herrn Magister Lessing in Leipzig," "Kommentar zu den 'Termini der Logik' des Mose ben Maimon," and "Abhandlung über die Evidenz," Moses Mendelssohn Gesammelte Schriften: Jubiläumsausgabe: Band 2, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1931.  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.
  • Review of On the Progress of Metaphysics – Review of On the Progress of Metaphysics, by Julius Ebbinghaus, Deutsche Literaturzeitung, Vol. 52 (December 27, 1931).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Introductions to Phadon – Introducitons to Phadon, Abhandlung von der Unkorperlichkeit der menschlichen Seele, Uber einen schriftlichen Aufsatz des Herrn de Luc and Die Seele, Moses Mendelssohn Gesammelte Schriften: Jubiläumsausgabe: Band 2, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 1932.  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.
  • Notes on Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political – "Notes on Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political," Archiv fur Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik, Vol. 67, No. 6 (August-September 1932).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 3.  Reprinted in Heinrich Meier, Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss: The Hidden Dialogue, University of Chicago Press, 1995.
  • The Testament of Spinoza – "The Testament of Spinoza," Bayerische Israelitische Gemeindezeitung, Vol. 8, No. 21 (1 November 1932).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 1.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: The Early Writings.
  • Quelques Remarques sur la Science Politique de Hobbes – "Quelques Remarques sur la Science Politique de Hobbes a propos du livre recent de M. Lubienski," trans. Alexandre Kojève, Recherches Philosphiques, Vol. 2 (April 1933).  Original Typescript: "Einige Anmerkungen uber die Politische Wissenschaft des Hobbes."  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 3.
  • Maimonides’s Doctrine of Prophecy and Its Sources – "Maimonides's Doctrine of Prophecy and Its Sources," Le Monde Oriental (Uppsala), Vol. 28 (1934).  Reprinted in Philosophy and Law.
  • Eine vermißte Schrift Farabis – "Eine vermißte Schrift Farabis," Monatsschrift fur Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, Vol. 80, No. 1 (January 1936).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.
  • A Few Remarks on the Political Science of Maimonides and Farabi – "A Few Remarks on the Political Science of Maimonides and Farabi," Revue des Etudes Juives, Vol. 100 (August-October 1936).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.
  • Der Ort der Vorsehungslehre nach der Ansicht Maimunis – "Der Ort der Vorsehungslehre nach der Ansicht Maimunis," Monatsschrift fur Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judentums, Vol. 81, No. 1 (January-February 1937).  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.
  • On Abravanel’s Philosophical Tendency and Political Teaching – "On Abravanel's Philosophical Tendency and Political Teaching," Isaac Abravanel: Six Lectures, ed. J. B. Trend and H. Leowe, Cambridge University Press, 1937.  Reprinted in Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2.
  • Review of Moses Hyamson’s Edition of Maimonides: The Mishneh Torah – Review of Moses Hyamson's Edition of Maimonides: The Mishneh Torah: Book 1, Review of Religion, Vol. 3, No. 4 (May 1939).
  • The Spirit of Sparta or the Taste of Xenophon – "The Spirit of Sparta or the Taste of Xenophon," Social Research, Vol. 6, No. 4 (November 1939).
  • Review of James T. Shotwell: The History of History – Review of The History of History, by James T. Shotwell, Social Research, Vol. 8, No. 1 (February 1941).
  • The Literary Character of the Guide for the Perplexed – "The Literary Character of the Guide for the Perplexed," Essays on Maimonides, ed. S. W. Baron, Columbia University Press, 1941.   Reprinted in Persecution and the Art of Writing.
  • Review of R. H. S. Crossman: Plato Today – Review of Plato Today, by R. H. S. Crossman, Social Research, Vol. 8, No. 2 (May 1941).  Reprinted in What is Political Philosophy?
  • Review of C. E. Vaughan: Studies in the History of Political Philosophy – Review of Studies in the History of Political Philosophy, by C. E. Vaughan, Social Research, Vol. 8, No. 3 (September 1941).  Reprinted in What is Political Philosophy?
  • Persecution and the Art of Writing – "Persecution and the Art of Writing," Social Research, Vol. 8, No. 4 (November 1941).  Reprinted in Persecution and the Art of Writing.
  • Review of Karl Lowith: From Hegel to Nietzsche – Review of Von Hegel bis Nietzsche, by Karl Lowith, Social Research, Vol. 8, No. 4 (November 1941).  Reprinted in What is Political Philosophy?
  • Review of C. H. McIlwain: Constitutionalism, Ancient and Modern – Review of Constitutionalism, Ancient and Modern, by C. H. McIlwain, Social Research, Vol. 9, No. 1 (February 1942).  Reprinted in What is Political Philosophy?
  • Review of E. E. Powell: Spinoza and Religion – Review of Spinoza and Religion, by E. E. Powell, Social Research, Vol. 9, No. 4 (November 1942).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • The Law of Reason in the Kuzari – "The Law of Reason in the Kuzari," Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, Vol. 13 (1943).  Reprinted in Persecution and the Art of Writing.
  • Review of S. B. Chrimes’s Edition of De Laudibus Legum Angliae – Review of De Laudibus Legum Angliae, by Sir John Fortescue, ed. S. B. Chrimes, Columbia Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 6 (September 1943).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • Review of John Dewey: German Philosophy and Politics – Review of German Philosophy and Politics (Revised Edition), by John Dewey, Social Research, Vol. 10, No. 4 (November 1943).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy.
  • On Classical Political Philosophy – "On Classical Political Philosophy," Social Research, Vol. 12, No. 1 (February 1945).  Reprinted (revised) in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • Farabi’s Plato – "Farabi's Plato," Louis Ginzberg Jubilee Volume, American Academy for Jewish Research, 1945.  Reprinted, revised and abbreviated, in Persecution and the Art of Writing.
  • Review of John O. Riedl’s Edition of Errores Philosophorum – Review of Errores Philosophorum, by Giles of Rome, ed. John O. Riedl, Church History, Vol. 15, No. 1 (March 1946).
  • Review of Leonardo Olschki: Machiavelli the Scientist – Review of Machiavelli the Scientist, by Leonardo Olschki, Social Research, Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 1946).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • Review of Heinrich A. Rommen: The State in Catholic Thought – Review of The State in Catholic Thought: A Treatise in Political Philosophy, by Heinrich A. Rommen, Social Research, Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 1946).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • Review of Anton C. Pegis’ Edition of Basic Writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas – Review of Basic Writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, ed. Anton C. Pegis, Social Research, Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 1946).  Reprinted in What is Political Philosophy?
  • On a New Interpretation of Plato’s Political Philosophy – "On a New Interpretation of Plato's Political Philosophy," Social Research, Vol. 13, No. 3 (September 1946).
  • Review of Ernst Cassirer: The Myth of the State – Review of The Myth of the State, by Ernst Cassirer, Social Research, Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 1947).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • Review of Alfred Verdross-Rossberg: Grundlinien der antiken Rechts- und Staats-philosophie – Review of Grundlinien der antiken Rechts- und Staats-philosophie, by Alfred Verdross-Rossberg, Social Research, Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 1947).  Reprinted in What is Political Philosophy?
  • On the Intention of Rousseau – "On the Intention of Rousseau," Social Research, Vol. 14, No. 4 (December 1947).
  • How to Study Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise – "How to Study Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise," Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, Vol. 17 (1948).  Reprinted in Persecution and the Art of Writing.
  • Political Philosophy and History – "Political Philosophy and History," Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 10, No. 1 (January 1949).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • Review of J. W. Gough: John Locke’s Political Philosophy – Review of John Locke's Political Philosophy, by J. W. Gough, American Political Science Review, Vol. 44, No. 3 (September 1950).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • On the Spirit of Hobbes’s Political Philosophy – "On the Spirit of Hobbes's Political Philosophy," Revue Internationale de Philosophie, Vol. 4, No. 14 (October 1950).  Reprinted in Natural Right and History (Ch. 3A).
  • Natural Right and the Historical Approach – "Natural Right and the Historical Approach," Review of Politics, Vol. 12, No. 4 (October 1950).  Reprinted in Natural Right and History (Ch. 1).
  • The Social Science of Max Weber – "The Social Science of Max Weber," Measure, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring 1951).  Reprinted in Natural Right and History  (Ch. 2).
  • Review of David Grene: Man in His Pride – Review of Man in His Pride: A Study in the Political Philosophy of Thucydides and Plato, by David Grene, Social Research, Vol. 18, No. 3 (September 1951).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • The Origin of the Idea of Natural Right – "The Origin of the Idea of Natural Right," Social Research, Vol. 19, No. 1 (March 1952).  Reprinted in Natural Right and History (Ch. 3).
  • Preface to Isaac Husic: Philosophical Essays – Preface to Philosophical Essays: Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern, by Isaac Husic, ed. Milton C. Nahm and Leo Strauss, Basil Blackwell, 1952.
  • On Collingwood’s Philosophy of History – "On Collingwood's Philosophy of History," Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 5, No. 4 (June 1952).
  • Review of Yves R. Simon: Philosophy of Democratic Government – Review of Philosophy of Democratic Government, by Yves R. Simon, New Scholasticism, Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 1952).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • On Locke’s Doctrine of Natural Right – "On Locke's Doctrine of Natural Right," Philosophical Review, Vol. 61, No. 4 (October 1952).  Reprinted in Natural Right and History (Ch. 5B).
  • Walker’s Machiavelli – "Walker's Machiavelli," review of Discourses of Niccolò Machiavelli, ed. L. J. Walker, Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 6, No. 3 (March 1953).
  • Maimonides’ Statement on Political Science – "Maimonides' Statement on Political Science," Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, Vol. 22 (1953).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • On a Forgotten Kind of Writing – "On a Forgotten Kind of Writing," Chicago Review, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Winter-Spring 1954).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • Social Science and Humanism – "Social Science and Humanism," The State of the Social Sciences, ed. Leonard D. White, University of Chicago Press, 1956.  Reprinted in The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism.
  • Kurt Riezler, 1882-1955 – "Kurt Riezler, 1882-1955," Social Research, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Spring 1956).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • How Farabi Read Plato’s Laws – "How Farabi Read Plato's Laws," Mélanges Louis Massignon, Institut Francais de Damas, 1957, Vol. 3.  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • Machiavelli’s Intention: The Prince – "Machiavelli's Intention: The Prince," American Political Science Review, Vol. 51, No. 1 (March 1957).  Reprinted in Thoughts on Machiavelli (Ch. 2).
  • Review of J. L. Talmon: The Nature of Jewish History – Review of The Nature of Jewish History -- Its Universal Significance, by J. L. Talmon, Journal of Modern History, Vol. 29, No. 3 (September 1957).  Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • Locke’s Doctrine of Natural Law – "Locke's Doctrine of Natural Law," American Political Science Review, Vol. 52, No. 2 (June 1958).  Reprinted in What Is Political Philosophy?
  • The Liberalism of Classical Political Philosophy – "The Liberalism of Classical Political Philosophy," Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 12, No. 3 (March 1959).  Reprinted in Liberalism Ancient and Modern.  Review essay on E. A. Havelock: The Liberal Temper in Greek Politics.
  • What Is Political Philosophy? – "What Is Political Philosophy?" What Is Political Philosophy, The Free Press, 1959.  Revised version of the Judah L. Magnes Lectures given at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in December 1954-January 1955.  Hebrew translation published in Iyyun in April 1955.
  • Restatement on Xenophon’s Hiero – "Restatement on Xenophon's Hiero," What Is Political Philosophy?  The Free Press, 1959.  Reprinted in On Tyranny.
  • On the Basis of Hobbes’s Political Philosophy – "On the Basis of Hobbes's Political Philosophy," What Is Political Philosophy?, The Free Press, 1959.  First printing of English original of "Les fondements de la philosophie politque de Hobbes," Critique, Vol. 10, No. 83 (April 1954).
  • Comment on W. S. Hudson: The Weber Thesis Re-examined – "Comment on W. S. Hudson: The Weber Thesis Re-examined," Church History, Vol. 30, No. 1 (March 1961).
  • “Relativism” – "Relativism," Relativism and the Study of Man, ed. Helmut Schoeck and James W. Wiggins, Van Nostrand, 1961.  Reprinted in The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism.
  • Liberal Education and Responsibility – "Liberal Education and Responsibility," Education: The Challenge Ahead, ed. C. Scott Fletcher, Norton, 1962.  Reprinted in Liberalism Ancient and Modern.
  • An Epilogue – "An Epilogue," Essays on the Scientific Study of Politics, ed. Herbert J. Storing, Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1962.  Reprinted in Liberalism Ancient and Modern.
  • Zu Mendelssohns “Sache Gottes oder die gerettete Vorsehung” – "Zu Mendelssohns Sache Gottes oder die gerettete Vorsehung," Einsichten: Gerhard Kruger zum 60 Geburtstag, Vittorio Klostermann, 1962.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss on Moses Mendelssohn.
  • Replies to Schaar and Wolin – "Replies to Schaar and Wolin," American Political Science Review, Vol 57, No. 1 (March 1963).
  • How to Begin to Study The Guide of the Perplexed – "How to Begin to Study The Guide of the Perplexed," Moses Maimonides: The Guide of the Perplexed, trans. Shlomo Pines, University of Chicago Press, 1963.  Reprinted in Liberalism Ancient and Modern.
  • Perspectives on the Good Society – "Perspectives on the Good Society," Criterion, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Summer 1963).  Reprinted in Liberalism Ancient and Modern.
  • Introduction to History of Political Philosophy – "Introduction," History of Political Philosophy, ed. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, Rand McNally, 1963.  Second Edition: Rand McNally, 1972.  Third Edition, University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  • Plato – "Plato," History of Political Philosophy, ed. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, Rand McNally, 1963.  Second Edition: Rand McNally, 1972.  Third Edition, University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  • Marsilius of Padua – "Marsilius of Padua," History of Political Philosophy, ed., Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, Rand McNally, 1963.  Second Edition: Rand McNally, 1972.  Third Edition, University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  • The Crisis of Our Time and The Crisis of Political Philosophy – "The Crisis of Our Time" and "The Crisis of Political Philosophy," in The Predicament of Modern Politics, ed. Harold J. Spaeth, University of Detroit Press, 1964.
  • Review of C. B. Macpherson: The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism – Review of The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism, by C. B. Macpherson, Southwestern Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 1 (June 1964).  Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • Review of Samuel I. Mintz: The Hunting of Leviathan – Review of The Hunting of Leviathan: Seventeenth-Century Reactions to the Materialism and Moral Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, by Samuel I. Mintz, Modern Philology, Vol. 62, No. 3 (February 1965).
  • Preface to the English Translation of Spinoza’s Critique of Religion – "Preface to the English Translation," Spinoza's Critique of Religion, trans. E. M. Sinclair, Schocken Books, 1965.  Reprinted in English translation of Spinoza's Critique of Religion and Liberalism Ancient and Modern.
  • A Note on Lucretius – "A Note on Lucretius," Natur und Geshichte: Karl Lowith zum 70, Geburtsag.  W. Kohlhammer Verlag, 1967.  Reprinted in "Notes on Lucretius," Liberalism Ancient and Modern.
  • Notes on Maimonides’ Book of Knowledge – "Notes on Maimonides' Book of Knowledge," Studies in Mysticism and Religion Presented to Gershom G. Scholem on His Seventieth Birthday by Pupils, Colleagues, and Friends, Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, 1967.  Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • John Locke as “Authoritarian” – "John Locke as 'Authoritarian,'" review of John Locke: Two Tracts on Government, by Philip Abrams, Intercollegiate Review, Vol. 4, No. 1 (November-December 1967).
  • Natural Law – "Natural Law," International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. 2 (1968).   Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • On the MinosLiberalism Ancient and Modern, Basic Books, 1968.  Reprint: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
  • Notes on Lucretius – "Notes on Lucretius," Liberalism Ancient and Modern, Basic Books, 1968.  Reprint: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
  • Greek Historians – "Greek Historians," review of Greek Historical Writing: A Historiographical Essay Based on Xenophon's "Hellenica," by W. P. Henry, Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 21, No. 4 (June 1968).
  • Machiavelli and Classical Literature – "Machiavelli and Classical Literature," Review of National Literatures, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1970).
  • A Giving of Accounts – "A Giving of Accounts," with Jacob Klein, The College, Vol. 22, No. 1 (April 1970).
  • On the Euthydemus – "On the Euthydemus," Interpretation, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 1970).
  • Philosophy as Rigorous Science and Political Philosophy – "Philosophy as Rigorous Science and Political Philosophy," Interpretation, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Summer 1971).  Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • Niccolo MachiavelliHistory of Political Philosophy, ed. Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, Rand McNally, 1963.  Second Edition: Rand McNally, 1972.  Third Edition, University of Chicago Press, 1987.
  • Introductory Essay to Religion of Reason out of the Sources of Judaism – "Introductory Essay," Religion of Reason out of the Sources of Judaism, by Hermann Cohen, 1972.  Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • Note on the Plan of Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil – "Note on the Plan of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil," Interpretation, Vol. 3, No. 2-3 (Winter 1973).  Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • Introductions to Morgenstunden and An die Freunde Lessings – Introductions to Morgenstunden and An die Freunde Lessings as well as Sache Gottes oder die gerettete Vorsehung, Moses Mendelssohn: Gesammelte Schriften Jubilaumsausgabe, Band 3, 1974.  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: Gesammelte Schriften, Band 2.
  • Preliminary Observations on the Gods in Thucydides’ Work – "Preliminary Observations on the Gods in Thucydides' Work," Interpretation, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Winter 1974).  Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • The Three Waves of Modernity – "The Three Waves of Modernity," Political Philosophy: Six Essays, ed. Hilail Gildin, Pegasus-Bobbs-Merrill, 1975.
  • Xenophon’s Anabasis – "Xenophon's Anabasis," Interpretation, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Spring 1975).  Reprinted in Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy.
  • On Plato’s Apology of Socrates and Crito – "On Plato's Apology of Socrates and Crito," Essays in Honor of Jacob Klein, St. John's College, 1976.
  • Correspondence with Hans-Georg Gadamer Concerning Wahrheit und Methode – "Correspondence with Hans-Georg Gadamer Concerning Wahrheit und Methode," Independent Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 2 (1978).
  • Letter to Helmut Kuhn – Letter to Helmut Kuhn, Independent Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 2 (1978).
  • An Unspoken Prologue to a Public Lecture at St. John’s – "An Unspoken Prologue to a Public Lecture at St. John's," Interpretation, Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 1978).
  • The Mutual Influence of Theology and Philosophy – "The Mutual Influence of Theology and Philosophy," Independent Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 3 (1979).
  • On the Interpretation of Genesis – "On the Interpretation of Genesis," Revue francaise d'anthropologie, Vol. 21, No. 2 (January - March 1981).
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  • Correspondence Concerning Modernity – "Correspondence Concerning Modernity," Independent Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 4 (1983).  Reprinted in Leo Strauss: Gesammelte Schriften, Band 3.
  • Note on Maimonides’ Letter on Astrology – "Note on Maimonides' Letter on Astrology," Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy, University of Chicago Press, 1983.
  • Note on Maimonides’ Treatise on the Art of Logic – "Note on Maimonides' Treatise on the Art of Logic," Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy, University of Chicago Press, 1983.
  • Exoteric Teaching – "Exoteric Teaching," Interpretation, Vol. 14, No. 1 (January 1986).  Reprinted in The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism.
  • Correspondence – "Correspondence," Independent Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 5-6 (1988).  Correspondence with Karl Lowith on Nietzsche from 1935.
  • Thucydides: The Meaning of Political History – "Thucydides: The Meaning of Political History," The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism: An Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss, Thomas L. Pangle, ed., University of Chicago Press, 1989.
  • The Problem of Socrates: Five Lectures – "The Problem of Socrates: Five Lectures," The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism: An Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss, Thomas L. Pangle, ed., University of Chicago Press, 1989. Published, complete and unedited, as "The Origins of Political Science and the Problem of Socrates: Six Public Lectures," Interpretation, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Winter 1996).
  • On the Euthyphron – "On the Euthyphron," The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism: An Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss, Thomas L. Pangle, ed., University of Chicago Press, 1989. Complete, unedited version published as "An Untitled Lecture on Plato's Euthyphron," Interpretation, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Fall 1996).
  • How to Begin to Study Medieval Philosophy – "How to Begin to Study Medieval Philosophy," The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism: An Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss, Thomas L. Pangle, ed., University of Chicago Press, 1989. Complete, unedited version published as "How to Study Medieval Philosophy," Interpretation, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Spring 1996).
  • The Strauss – Voegelin Correspondence 1934-1964 – "The Strauss - Voegelin Correspondence 1934-1964," Faith and Political Philosophy, translated and edited by Perry Emberley and Barry Cooper, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993.
  • Two Letters to Eric Voegelin – "Two Letters to Eric Voegelin," Eric Voegelin, Alfred Schutz, Leo Strauss and Aron Gurwitsch: Briefwechsel uber Die Neue Wissenschaft der Politik, Verlag Karl Alber, 1993.
  • Why We Remain Jews – "Why We Remain Jews: Can Jewish Faith and History Still Speak to Us?" Leo Strauss: Political Philosopher and Jewish Thinker, ed. Kenneth L. Deutsch and Walter Nicgorski, Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.
  • The Problem of Socrates – "The Problem of Socrates," Interpretation, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Spring 1995).  Talk given on April 17, 1970, at St. John's College, Annapolis.
  • Existentialism – "Existentialism," Interpretation, Vol. 22, No. 3 (Spring 1995).  Talk given in February 1956 at the University of Chicago.  Reprinted in The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism.
  • Zu Abravanels Kritik des Konigtums – "Zu Abravanels Kritik des Konigtums," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  1996-2008
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  • Religiose Lage der Gegenwart – "Religiose Lage der Gegenwart," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  1997.
  • Cohen und Maimuni – "Cohen und Maimuni," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  1997.
  • Die Geistige Lage der Gegenwart – "Die Geistige Lage der Gegenwart," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  1997.
  • Eine Erinnerung an Lessing – "Eine Erinnerung an Lessing," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 2, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  1997.
  • Freud on Moses and Monotheism – "Freud on Moses and Monotheism," Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity, Kenneth Hart Green, ed., State University of New York Press, 1997.
  • German Nihilism – "German Nihilism," Interpretation, Vol. 29, No. 3 (Spring 1999).  Corrections to "German Nihilism," Interpretation, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Fall 2000).  Talk given on February 26, 1941 at the New School for Social Research.
  • Vieles Gewaltige gibt es, doch nichts ist gewaltiger als der Mensch – "Vieles Gewaltige gibt es, doch nichts ist gewaltiger als der Mensch," 475 Jahre Gymnasium Philippinum Zukunft braucht Erfahrung: Eine Festschrift, Hg. Erdmute Johanna Pickerodt-Uthleb, 2002.
  • Willmoore Kendall – Leo Strauss Correspondence – "Willmoore Kendall - Leo Strauss Correspondence," Willmoore Kendall: Maverick of American Conservatives, ed. John A. Murley and John E. Alvis, Lexington Books, 2002.
  • The Living Issues of German Postwar Philosophy – "The Living Issues of German Postwar Philosophy," Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem, by Heinrich Meier, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Reason and Revelation – "Reason and Revelation," Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem, Cambridge University Press, 2006.  Talk given on April 27, 1948, at Hartford Theological Seminary.
  • What Can We Learn from Political Theory? – "What Can We Learn from Political Theory?" Review of Politics, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Fall 2007).  Talk given in July 1942 at the New School for Social Research.
  • The Re-education of Axis Countries Concerning the Jews – "The Re-education of Axis Countries Concerning the Jews," Review of Politics, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Fall 2007).  Talk given on November 7, 1943, at the New School for Social Research.
  • Disposition: Die Politische Wissenschaft des Hobbes – "Disposition: Die Politische Wissenschaft des Hobbes: Eine Einfuhrung in das Natur-recht," Gesammelte Schriften" Band 3, Heinrich Meier, ed., 2008.
  • Vorwort zu Einem Geplanten Buch uber Hobbes – "Vorwort zu Einem Geplanten Buch uber Hobbes," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 3, Heinrich Meier, ed., 2008.
  • Einige Anmerkungen uber die politische Wissenschaft des Hobbes – "Einige Anmerkungen uber die politische Wissenschaft des Hobbes," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 3, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  2008.
  • Die Religionskritik des Hobbes – "Die Religionskritik des Hobbes: Ein Beitrag zum verstandnis der Aufklarung," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 3, Heinrich Meier, ed., 2008.
  • Korrespondenz Leo Strauss – Gerhard Kruger – "Korrespondenz Leo Strauss - Gerhard Kruger," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 3, Heinrich Meier, ed., 2008.
  • Korrespondenz Leo Strauss – Jacob Klein – "Korrespondenz Leo Strauss - Jacob Klein," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 3, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  2008.
  • Korrespondenz Leo Strauss – Karl Lowith – "Korrespondenz Leo Strauss - Karl Lowith," Gesammelte Schriften: Band 3, Heinrich Meier, ed.,  2008.
  • Korrespondenz Leo Strauss – Gershom Scholem – "Korrespondenz Leo Strauss - Gershom Scholem," Gesammelte Schriften: Bands 3, Heinrich Meier, ed., 2008.
  • Restatement – "Restatement," Interpretation, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Fall 2008).  Reprinted in On Tyranny: An Interpretation of Xenophon's Hiero, Including the Strauss-Kojeve Correspondence, Victor Gourevitch and Michael S. Roth, eds., University of Chicago Press, 1961, reprinted 1991, 2000.  

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