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Voegelin, Eric 1901-1985

Works: 494 works in 1,543 publications in 2 languages and 58,329 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Book reviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: B3354, 320
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Anamnesis by Eric Voegelin( file )
14 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,651 libraries worldwide
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( Book )
36 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,644 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 )
59 editions published between 1952 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
Eric Voegelin and the foundations of modern political science by Barry Cooper( file )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
Hitler and the Germans by Eric Voegelin( file )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,179 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
Published essays, 1953-1965 by Eric Voegelin( file )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,135 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 1,133 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
The collected works of Eric Voegelin by Eric Voegelin( file )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
From Enlightenment to Revolution by Eric Voegelin( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Published essays 1934-1939 by Eric Voegelin( file )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
Robert B. Heilman and Eric Voegelin a friendship in letters, 1944-1984 by Robert Bechtold Heilman( file )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,073 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( file )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
Published essays 1940-1952 by Eric Voegelin( file )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,050 libraries worldwide
Selected book reviews by Eric Voegelin( file )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,022 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
Published essays, 1929-1933 by Eric Voegelin( file )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
The theory of governance and other miscellaneous papers, 1921-1938 by Eric Voegelin( file )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,012 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
The drama of humanity and other miscellaneous papers, 1939-1985 by Eric Voegelin( file )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,007 libraries worldwide
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
The new order and last orientation by Eric Voegelin( file )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
Order and history by Eric Voegelin( Computer File )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
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Voegelin, E.
Voegelin, Eric
Voegelin, Erich.
Voegelin, Erich, 1901-1985
Vögelin, Eric, 1901-1985
Vögelin, Erich 1901-1985
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