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Voegelin, Eric 1901-1985

Works: 593 works in 1,921 publications in 10 languages and 65,578 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Book reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: B3354, 320
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Order and history by Eric Voegelin( Book )
64 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and German and held by 2,619 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( file )
38 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 1,964 libraries worldwide
The new science of politics, an introduction by Eric Voegelin( Book )
107 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,561 libraries worldwide
Eric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political science by Barry Cooper( file )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
Hitler and the Germans by Eric Voegelin( file )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
Between 1933 & 1938, Eric Voegelin published four books that expressly stated his opposition to the increasingly powerful Hitler regime. As a result, he was forced to leave his homeland in 1938. Twenty years later, he returned to Germany as a professor of political science at Ludwig-Maximilian University. Voegelin's homecoming allowed him the opportunity to voice once again his opinions on the Nazi regime & its aftermath. In 1964 at the University of Munich, Voegelin gave a series of memorable lectures on what he considered "the central German experiential problem" of his time: Adolf Hitler's rise to power, the reasons for it, & its consequences for post-Nazi Germany. For Voegelin, these questions demanded a scrutiny of the mentality of individual Germans & of the order of German society during & after the Nazi period. Hitler & the Germans, published here for the first time, offers Voegelin's most extensive & detailed critique of the Hitler era. Voegelin interprets this era in terms of the basic diagnostic tools provided by the philosophy of Plato & Aristotle, Judeo-Christian culture, & contemporary German-language writers like Heimito von Doderer, Karl Kraus, Thomas Mann, & Robert Musil. His inquiry uncovers a historiography that was substantially unhistoric: a German Evangelical Church that misinterpreted the Gospel, a German Catholic Church that denied universal humanity, & a legal process enmeshed in criminal homicide. Hitler & the Germans provides a profound alternative approach to the topic of the individual German's entanglement in the Hitler regime & its continuing implications. This comprehensive reading of the Nazi period has yet to be matched
The authoritarian state an essay on the problem of the Austrian State by Eric Voegelin( file )
33 editions published between 1936 and 1999 in German and English and held by 1,368 libraries worldwide
Published essays, 1953-1965 by Eric Voegelin( file )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,366 libraries worldwide
The 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. Those accustomed to the theoretical profundity of Voegelin's writings may find welcome relief in the down-to-earth, commonsensical drift of this material addressed, often, to laymen and businessmen. But, of course, the philosophical subject matter lurks everywhere. It finds full expression in several instances as the controlling context of even the least pretentious presentations. One of the attractions of these essays is what the author brings forward as serviceable elementary guideposts under adverse conditions of intellectual disarray, social decay, and turmoil
Eric Voegelin's dialogue with the postmoderns searching for foundations ( file )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,299 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( file )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,297 libraries worldwide
Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin a friendship in letters, 1944-1984 by Robert Bechtold Heilman( file )
10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
"Readers will appreciate not only Heilman's elegant style but also his efforts to clarify for himself the meaning and implications of Voegelin's developing philosophy. Heilman's questions are often ones that readers of Voegelin continue to ask today. In his queries, as well as in the exposition of his theories of tragedy and melodrama, human nature, and expressionist drama, Heilman displays a canny perception of the philosophical issues and problems of modernity that sustained their interdisciplinary discussion. The letters exchanged by Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin demonstrate the warm friendship these two scholars shared and illuminate many of the turns and transformations in their work as they developed as thinkers."--BOOK JACKET
The collected works of Eric Voegelin by Eric Voegelin( file )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Published essays 1940-1952 by Eric Voegelin( file )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
Published essays, 1929-1933 by Eric Voegelin( file )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
The theory of governance and other miscellaneous papers, 1921-1938 by Eric Voegelin( file )
14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
Selected book reviews by Eric Voegelin( file )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,197 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( file )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
From Enlightenment to Revolution by Eric Voegelin( Book )
23 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( file )
22 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 925 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( file )
19 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( file )
19 editions published between 1974 and 2001 in English and held by 908 libraries worldwide
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Voegelin Erich 1901-1985
Vögelin, Eric 1901-1985
Vögelin, Erich 1901-1985
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English (465)
German (87)
Japanese (6)
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Italian (4)
Polish (4)
French (2)
Slovenian (1)
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