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Voegelin, Eric 1901-1985

Works: 588 works in 1,938 publications in 11 languages and 67,715 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Book reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: B3354, 901
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Order and history by Eric Voegelin( Book )

86 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,757 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
The new science of politics, an introduction by Eric Voegelin( Book )

125 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,657 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
From Enlightenment to Revolution by Eric Voegelin( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anamnesis by Eric Voegelin( Book )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler and the Germans by Eric Voegelin( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authoritarian state : an essay on the problem of the Austrian State by Eric Voegelin( Book )

34 editions published between 1936 and 1999 in German and English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Voegelin's dialogue with the postmoderns : searching for foundations( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 221 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."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Published essays : 1934-1939 by Eric Voegelin( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984 by Robert Bechtold Heilman( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 207 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."
Published essays, 1953-1965 by Eric Voegelin( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 180 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."--BOOK JACKET
Published essays : 1940-1952 by Eric Voegelin( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected book reviews by Eric Voegelin( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of his varied and distinguished academic life, Eric Voegelin was often called upon by review editors of scholarly journals as well as by editors in the popular press to examine, summarize, and critically assess the work of other scholars, of statesmen, and of men of affairs. The contents of the books Voegelin reviewed mirror his changing interests over the years, including questions of method, points of legal philosophy and jurisprudence, and issues of race, war, and the aftermath of war. Of course, he was frequently called upon as well to review standard texts and new editions and monographs across the full range of political science. This collection of Voegelin's reviews amounts to a reflection in miniature of many of the problems Voegelin tackled in his essays, articles, and books from the 1920s until the 1950s, when, owing to the press of other business, he began to decline requests to review the work of others. Some of his reviews are little more than clinical summaries; others are analytic essays. A few are extended engagements with a text or a set of problems. Occasionally, particularly among the later reviews originally written in English, one finds flashes of Voegelin's legendary wit and a restrained impatience with the inadequate approaches or sheer incompetence of others. These book reviews will be of interest to all students and scholars of Eric Voegelin's work
The drama of humanity and other miscellaneous papers, 1939-1985 by Eric Voegelin( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of governance and other miscellaneous papers, 1921- 1938 by Eric Voegelin( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published essays, 1929-1933 by Eric Voegelin( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Order and history by Eric Voegelin( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final of the three volumes on Greek culture from pre-Hellenic to full maturity, reprinted with silent corrections from the 1957 edition published by Louisiana State University Press. By analyzing the Platonic and Aristotelian vision of soul, polis, and cosmos, Voegelin (b. 1901) demonstrates how the symbolic framework of the older myths was superseded by the more precisely differentiated symbols of philosophy
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( Book )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical reflections by Eric Voegelin( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 34th volume of the Collected works of Eric Voegelin consists of Voegelin's autobiographical reflections, reprinted from the 1989 edition with additional annotations; a glossary of terms used in Voegelin's writings, illustrated with examples from throughout the Collected works; a volume index; and a cumulative index
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Order and History, Eric Voegelin's five-volume study of how human and divine order are intertwined and manifested in history, has been widely acclaimed as one of the great intellectual achievements of our age. In the fourth volume, The Ecumenic Age, Voegelin breaks with the course he originally charted for the series, in which human existence in society and the corresponding symbolism of order were to be presented in historical succession. The analyses in the three previous volumes remain valid as far as they go, Voegelin explains, but the original conception proved "untenable because it had not taken proper account of the important lines of meaning in history that did not run along lines of time." The Ecumenic Age treats history not as a stream of human beings and their actions in time, but as the process of man's participation in a flux of divine presence that has eschatological direction. "The process of history, and such order as can be discerned in it," Voegelin writes, "is not a story to be told from the beginning to its happy, or unhappy, end; it is a mystery in process of revelation." In the present volume, Voegelin applies his revised conception of historical analysis to the "Ecumenic Age," a pivotal period that extends roughly from the rise of the Persian Empire to the fall of the Roman. The age is marked by the advent of a new type of political unit—the ecumenic empire—achieved at the cost of unprecedented destruction. Yet the pragmatic destructiveness of the age is paralleled by equally unprecedented spiritual creativity, born from the need to make sense of existence in the wake of imperial conquest. These spiritual outbursts gave rise to the great ecumenic religions and raised fundamental questions for human self- understanding that extend into our historical present
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Eric Voegelin deutsch-amerikanischer Politologe und Philosoph

Eric Voegelin filosofo, politologo e storico tedesco

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Vgelin, Eric 1901-1985

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The new science of politics, an introductionAnamnesisHitler and the GermansEric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political scienceThe authoritarian state : an essay on the problem of the Austrian StateEric Voegelin's dialogue with the postmoderns : searching for foundationsPublished essays : 1934-1939Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin : a friendship in letters, 1944-1984