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Modernity Without Restraint: The Political Religions, The New Science of Politics, and Science, Politics, and Gnosticism (Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 5) Hardcover – November 1, 1999
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About the Author
Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) was one of the most original and influential philosophers of our time. Born in Cologne, Germany, he studied at the University of Vienna, where he became a professor of political science in the Faculty of Law. In 1938, he and his wife, fleeing Hitler, emigrated to the United States. They became American citizens in 1944. Voegelin spent much of his career at Louisiana State University, the University of Munich, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. During his lifetime he published many books and more than one hundred articles. The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin will make available in a uniform edition all of Voegelin's major writings.About the Editor
Manfred Henningsen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
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Voegelin's learning is nothing short of astounding. He is at ease discussing topics as diverse as ancient philosophy, the inscriptions of King Darius I, the Mongol Orders of Submission, and various Puritan literature.
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The neo-Gnostic speculators and their utopian projects. Voegelin's The New Science of Politics, along with Weaver's Ideas Have Consequences, should be required reading for all... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dasein
Excellent philosophy of history, in fact. The label "neo-conservative" is totally wrong, and itself ideological.Published 13 months ago by Alen Sirca
Excellent compilation of some of Voegelin's key works and positions as a critic of modern political ideologies and the dehumanizing epistemology behind some of modernity's most... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Albert Hernandez
The "rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouching" into our time is not neo-paganism. It's Gnosticism, of the millenarian variety. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Fr. Doug
"Modernity Without Restraint", this volume contains three previous works of Voegelin: "The Political Religions"; "The New Science of Politics"; and "Science, Politics, and... Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Gregory Alan Wingo
Voegelin's thinking is important for our thinking more accurately, more effectively in our evolving the human story in the political dimensions of our life as well as the other... Read morePublished on September 29, 2011 by Robert Pollard
Modernity Without Restraint is actually three books, written over some 20 years, bound together. In them, Voegelin describes the influence of gnostic thought on modern political... Read morePublished on December 10, 2009 by Edward S. Tonry
I came to this book out of a desire to more clearly understand Liberalism. I appreciate Rush and the other conservative commentators but their analysis did not answer all of my... Read morePublished on August 8, 2009 by Uriah Piddle