Benjamin Wurgaft
Writer and Historian

Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft is a writer and historian. He is the author of Thinking in Public: Strauss, Levinas, Arendt (2016) and Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food (2019).

Written by Benjamin Wurgaft

At the Centre Georges Pompidou library in Paris, 1985. Photo by Martine Franck/Magnum Photos

Essay/
Political philosophy
Against public philosophy

For Leo Strauss, public life was muddied by opinion and persecution, so philosophers should shield their work from view

Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft