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Embry, Charles R. 1942-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 61 publications in 1 language and 6,045 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles R Embry
Philosophy, literature, and politics : essays honoring Ellis Sandoz( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Festschrift honoring Ellis Sandoz, director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies and editor of Collected Works of Eric Voegelin. Essays explore philosophy, literature, and politics, and focus on Xenophon, Natsume, Freud, Robert Penn Warren, and George Santayana
Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984 by Robert Bechtold Heilman( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These letters represent Voegelin's most prolonged correspondence with a native-born American scholar and provide readers with an insight into Voegelin as a literary critic. While Voegelin's analysis of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw is well known, these letters reveal the context from which the analysis grew. Additional comments by Voegelin on Mann, Eliot, Shakespeare, Homer, Proust, Flaubert, and other significant writers are uncovered throughout his exchanges with Heilman."
The philosopher and the storyteller : Eric Voegelin and twentieth-century literature by Charles R Embry( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his political career, Eric Voegelin had much to say about literature in both his published work and his private letters. This text is a study of the literary dimensions of Voegelin's philosophy
Voegelinian readings of modern literature by Charles R Embry( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of renowned thinker Eric Voegelin is largely rooted in his literary sensibility. Voegelin's contributions to the field of philosophy grew from the depths of his knowledge of history's most important texts, from ancient to modern times. Many of the concepts he emphasized, such as participatory experience and symbolization in philosophy, have long been significant to literary criticism as well as philosophical study. Voegelin himself even ventured into the field of criticism, publishing a critical examination of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw in 1971. Since it is so strongly influenced by the written record of man's search for meaning, Voegelinian thought makes an ideal framework for the study of twentieth-century literature. For Voegelinian Readings of Modern Literature, scholar Charles R. Embry has collected essays that consider particular pieces of literature in light of the philosopher's work. These essays supply a theoretical grounding for the reading of novels, poems, and plays and reveal how the Voegelinian perspective exposes the existential and philosophical dimensions of the literary works themselves. As a unit, this collection of essays shows how modern pieces of literature can symbolize their creators' participation in the human search for the truth of existence--just as myths, philosophical works, and religious texts always have. Voegelin's primary concern as a philosopher was to expose the roots of the disturbances of the modern era--religious conflict, imperialism, war--so that the sources of order leading to meaning are revealed. The openness of Voegelinian thought and the many ways he considered the levels of reality generate intriguing themes for literary criticism. In these essays, noted Voegelin scholars focus on American and European literary artists from the 1700s through the late twentieth century, including Emily Dickinson, Henrik Ibsen, Thomas Carlyle, D.H. Lawrence, Marcel Proust, and Hermann Broch. While the intersection of the work of Eric Voegelin and literature has been a part of Voegelin scholarship for decades, this book explores that relationship in an extended form. Through a broad collection of thoughtful essays, Voegelinian Readings of Modern Literature reveals how much Voegelin did to break down the barriers between literature and philosophy and makes an engaging contribution to Voegelin scholarship
The Eric Voegelin reader : politics, history, consciousness by Eric Voegelin( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time Eric Voegelin fled Hitler’s regime and made his way to the United States in 1938, he had already written four books criticizing Nazi racism, establishing what would be the focus of his life’s work: to account for the endemic political violence of the twentieth century. One of the most original political philosophers of the period, Voegelin has largely avoided ideological labels or categorizations of his work. Because of this, however, and because no one work or volume of his can do justice to his overall project, his work has been seen as difficult to approach. Drawing from the University of Missouri Press’s thirty-four-volume edition of The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin (1990-2009), Charles Embry and Glenn Hughes have assembled a selection of representative works of Voegelin, satisfying a longstanding need for a single volume that can serve as a general introduction to Voegelin’s philosophy. The collection includes writings that demonstrate the range and creativity of Voegelin’s thought as it developed from 1956 until his death in 1985 in his search for the history of order in human society. The Reader begins with excerpts from Autobiographical Reflections (1973), which include an orienting mixture of biographical information, philosophical motivations, and the scope of Voegelin’s project. It reflects key periods of Voegelin’s philosophical development, pivoting on his flight from the Gestapo. The next section focuses on Voegelin’s understanding of the contemporary need to re-ground political science in a non-positivistic, post-Weberian outlook and method. It begins with Voegelin’s historical survey of science and scientism, followed by his explanation of what political science now requires in his introduction to The New Science of Politics. Also included are two essays that exemplify the practice of this “new science.” Voegelin started his academic career as a political scientist, and these early essays indicate his wide philosophical vision. Voegelin recognized that a fully responsible “new science of politics” would require the development of a philosophy of history. This led to the writing of his magnum opus, the five-volume Order and History (1956–1985). This section of the Reader includes his introductions to volumes 1, 2 and 4 and his most essential accounts of the theoretical requirements and historical scope of a philosophy of history adequate to present-day scholarship and historical discoveries. In the course of his career, Voegelin came to understand that political science, political philosophy, and philosophy of history must have as their theoretical nucleus a sound philosophical anthropology based on an accurate philosophy of human consciousness. The next set of writings consists of one late lecture and four late essays that exemplify how Voegelin recovers the wisdom of classical philosophy and the Western religious tradition while criticizing modern misrepresentations of consciousness. The result is Voegelin’s contemporary accounts of the nature of reason, the challenge of truly rational discussion, and the search for divine origins and the life of the human spirit. During his philosophical journey, Voegelin addressed the historical situatedness of human existence, explicating the historicity of human consciousness in a manner that gave full due to the challenges of acknowledging both human immersion in the story of history and the ability of consciousness to arrive at philosophically valid truths about existence that are transhistorical. The essays in this final section present the culmination of his philosophical meditation on history, consciousness, and reality.--
A critical examination of the thought of Karl Popper by Charles R Embry( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timelessness of Proust : reflections on A search for lost time( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching in an Age of Ideology by Zuckert( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the role of some of the most prominent twentieth-century philosophers and political thinkers as teachers. It examines how these teachers conveyed truth to their students against the ideological influences found in the university and society. Philosophers from Edmund Husserl and Hannah Arendt to political thinkers like Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss, and their students such as Ellis Sandoz, Stanley Rosen, and Harvey Mansfield, are in this volume as teachers who analyze, denounce, and attempt to transcend ideology for a more authentic way of thinking. What the reader will discover is that teaching is not merely a matter of holding concepts together, but a way of existing or living in the world. The thinkers in this volume represent this form of teaching as the philosophical search for truth in a world deformed by ideology
The Eric Voegelin reader politics, history, consciousness( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the future of ethics courses in political science and public administration curricula by Charles R Embry( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching in an age of ideology by Leah Bradshaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Explores the role of some of the most prominent twentieth-century philosophers and political thinkers as teachers
A friendship in letters : 1944-1984 by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert B a friendship in letters, 1944-1984 by Robert Bechtold Heilman( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Philosopher and the Storyteller: Eric Voegelin and Twentieth-century Literature (The Eric Voegelin Series in Political Philosophy) by Charles R Embry( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Philosophy, literature, and politics : essays honoring Ellis Sandoz
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Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984The philosopher and the storyteller : Eric Voegelin and twentieth-century literatureVoegelinian readings of modern literatureA friendship in letters : 1944-1984
Alternative Names
Charles R. Embry American academic

Languages
English (61)