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Voegelin, Eric 1901-1985

Works: 715 works in 2,463 publications in 5 languages and 81,927 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator
Classifications: B3354, 901
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Order and history by Eric Voegelin( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in English and held by 2,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Search of Order brings to a conclusion Eric Voegelin's masterwork, Order and History. Voegelin conceived Order and History as "a philosophical inquiry concerning the principal types of order of human existence in society and history as well as the corresponding symbolic forms." In previous volumes, Voegelin discussed the imperial organizations of the ancient Near East and their existence in the form of the cosmological myth; the revelatory form of existence in history, developed by Moses and the prophets of the Chosen People; the polis, the Hellenic myth, and the development of philosophy as the symbolism of order; and the evolution of the great religions, especially Christianity. This final volume of Order and History is devoted to the elucidation of the experience of transcendence that Voegelin discussed in earlier volumes. He aspires to show in a theoretically acute manner the exact nature of transcendental experiences. Voegelin's philosophical inquiry unfolds in the historical context of the great symbolic enterprise of restating man's humanity under the horizon of the modern sciences and in resistance to the manifold forces of our age that deform human existence. His stature as one of the major philosophical forces of the twentieth century clearly emerges from these concluding pages. In Search of Order deepens and clarifies the meditative movement that Voegelin, now in reflective distance to his own work, sees as having been operative throughout his search. Because of Voegelin's death, on January 19, 1985, In Search of Order is briefer than it otherwise might have been; however, the theoretical presentation that he had set for himself is essentially completed here. Just as this volume serves Voegelin well in his striking analyses of Hegel, Hesiod, and Plato, it will serve as a model for the reader's own efforts in search of order
Anamnesis by Eric Voegelin( )

21 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of political ideas by Eric Voegelin( )

28 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political science by Barry Cooper( )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler and the Germans by Eric Voegelin( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published essays, 1953-1965 by Eric Voegelin( )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This period covered by the material published in this volume marks the transition in Eric Voegelin's career from Louisiana to Munich. After twenty years in the United States, in 1958 Voegelin accepted an invitation to fill the political science chair at Ludwig Maximilian University, a position left vacant throughout the Nazi period and last occupied by the famous Max Weber, who had died in 1920." "The themes most prominent in the fourteen items reprinted here reflect the concerns of a transition, not only in a scholar's career, and in the momentous shifts in world politics taking place around him, but also in the development of his understanding of the stratification of reality and the attendant demands for a science of human affairs adequate to the challenges posed by the persistent crisis of the West in its latest configurations and by contemporary philosophy." "Several of the items herein originated as talks to a specific organization on problems facing German democratization and the development of a market economy amid the ruins of a fragmented culture and infrastructure in a society without historically evolved institutional supports for a satisfactory social and political order. Accordingly, pragmatic matters occupy a central place in a number of these pieces, especially the overriding question of how Germany could move from an illiberal and ideological political order into a modern liberal democratic one."--Jacket
Eric Voegelin's dialogue with the postmoderns : searching for foundations( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essay endeavors to generate a dialogue between Eric Voegelin and other prominent twentieth-century thinkers and explore some of the more perplexing issues in contemporary political theory. Each essay rests on the underlying question: is it possible or desirable to construct or discover political foundations without resorting to metaphysical or essentialist constructs? The introduction focuses on the two nineteenth-century thinkers, Nietzsche and Husserl, who have framed the debate about modernity and postmodernity; thereafter, the book examines Voegelin's ideas as compared to those of other twentieth-century thinkers."--Jacket
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 1,614 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 authoritarian state : an essay on the problem of the Austrian State by Eric Voegelin( )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published essays : 1940-1952 by Eric Voegelin( )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published essays, 1929-1933 by Eric Voegelin( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of The Collected Works contains essays published by Eric Voegelin between 1929 and 1933, the period between the publication of his first book, On the Form of the American Mind, and Hitler's rise to power, as well as Voegelin's two books analyzing the explosive race issues posed by National Socialism. The essays herein reflect the intellectual and political tumult of the period and their author's maturing grasp of political reality as he moved away from positivism and Kelsen's "Pure Theory of Law" toward a more refined and open philosophical stance. The heart of this shift is signaled by his emphasis on philosophical anthropology and on the decisive importance of the moral substance basic to political communities." "The topics of the essays are grouped around major themes in sociological theory, political science, and the theory of law. They illuminate the theoretical and practical impact of Voegelin's experiences in America as he increasingly engages European theories of state, especially the social theories of leading French and German scholars. In content, these essays include such pragmatic concerns as American theories of property, economic transactions, due process of law, and Austrian constitutional reforms."--BOOK JACKET
The drama of humanity and other miscellaneous papers, 1939-1985 by Eric Voegelin( )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This second volume of Eric Voegelin's miscellaneous papers contains unpublished writings from the time of his forced emigration from Austria in 1938 until his death in 1985. The volume's focus is on dialogue and discussion, presenting Voegelin in the role of lecturer, discussant, and respondent. "The Drama of Humanity" presents the Walter Turner Candler Lectures delivered in four parts at Emory University in 1967. This text, a small book in itself, addresses the themes of "The Contemporary Situation," "Man in the Cosmos," "The Epiphany of Man," and "Man in Revolt," providing the reader with a good introduction to Voegelin's later work." "Another extensive text included in this volume is "Conversations with Eric Voegelin at the Thomas More Institute" in Montreal. These exchanges include lectures and discussions given by Voegelin between 1967 and 1976. A number of other sections offer insight into Voegelin's intellectual development over a period of forty years. These include the complete "Foreword" to the second edition of The Political Religions, which is published here for the first time; "Notes on T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets"; the "Cycle Theory and Disintegrations"; "What Is Political Theory?"; "The Spiritual and Political Future of the Western World"; "Notes on 'Civilization and Foreign Affairs'"; "Structures of Consciousness"; "The Beyond and Its Parousia"; and the 1983 "Responses at the Panel Discussion of 'The Beginning of the Beginning.'"" "Several lengthy excerpts from conference dialogues with other scholars are also included: "The West and the Meaning of Industrial Society," "Natural Law in Political Theory," and "Man in Political Institutions." Volume 33 concludes with Voegelin's "Autobiographical Statement at the Age of Eighty-Two," his last public utterance on the course of his life and his life's work. By choosing dialogue as the focus of this volume, Petropulos and Weiss are able to show not only the extent to which Voegelin engaged in an exchange of ideas but also his abiding concern for the practical and theoretical conditions necessary in order for this exchange to take place. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The theory of governance and other miscellaneous papers, 1921- 1938 by Eric Voegelin( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first of two volumes of Voegelin's miscellaneous papers brings together crucial writings, published for the first time, from the early, formative period of this scholar's thought. The book begins with Voegelin's dissertation on sociological method, completed under the direction of Othmar Spann and Hans Kelsen at the University of Vienna in 1922. It reveals an intimate knowledge of the writings of Georg Simmel and a skillful use of insights gained from Edmund Husserl's Logical Investigations and Ideas. The dissertation, and other smaller pieces written at this time, addresses problems that remained of great importance to Voegelin throughout his life: the relation of insight to language, the structure of the human being, and the human's spiritual center. They disclose both Voegelin's theoretical reference points during these early years, including the thought of Henri Bergson, Othmar Spann, Georg Simmel, and Edmund Husserl, as well the young scholar's remarkably independent approach to theoretical problems. Moreover, this volume includes a work that is fundamental to an understanding of Voegelin's theoretical development: his extended study on the "theory of governance," written between 1930 and 1932. It follows the issues that confront political society to their roots in the soul and in the soul's relationship to the ground of being. The Theory of Governance and Other Miscellaneous Papers presents a meditative-exegetic study of texts from Augustine, Descartes, and Husserl, early examples of the meditations that became central to Voegelin's later work. Other essays included in this volume such as "Theory of Law" and "Political Theory as Human Science" develop these theoretical insights and refine Voegelin's methodological tools. This volume will be of interest to all scholars of the work of Eric Voegelin and of the refoundation of political philosophy in the twentieth century in general
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( )

39 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Order and history by Eric Voegelin( )

35 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Order and history by Eric Voegelin( )

32 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new science of politics, an introduction by Eric Voegelin( Book )

88 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considerado, junto con Carl Schmitt, uno de los representantes más influyentes de la teología política, Eric Voegelin dio forma acabada a su pensamiento en la escritura de su obra La nueva ciencia de la política. Con la intención de poner en evidencia lo que consideraba influencias gnósticas defectuosas en la ciencia -y apoyandose tanto en autores cristianos clásicos como en las obras de Hans Urs von Balthasar, Henri de Lubac o Hans Jonas- Voegelin detecta un importante número de similitudes entre el gnosticismo antiguo y cietas teorías políticas modernas e identica la raíz
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published essays : 1934-1939 by Eric Voegelin( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new order and last orientation by Eric Voegelin( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political science
History of political ideasEric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political scienceHitler and the GermansPublished essays, 1953-1965Eric Voegelin's dialogue with the postmoderns : searching for foundationsRobert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984The authoritarian state : an essay on the problem of the Austrian StatePublished essays : 1940-1952
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