Arthur Melzer

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  • CH. 1 : What is Esoteric Writing?

    Arthur Melzer defends the notion that philosophers of the past concealed elements of their thought through a careful method of writing.

    00:15 - 26:35

  • CH. 2 : Why Write Esoterically?

    Melzer discloses the various motives that led political philosophers of the past to employ exoteric and esoteric writing.

    26:35 - 54:03

  • CH. 3 : A Lost Tradition

    Why did the practice of esoteric writing fall out of favor among philosophers from the nineteenth century onward? Melzer and Kristol discuss.

    54:03 - 1:25:45