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Original Language: German --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Eric Voegelin, who was born in Austria, taught for most of his career at Louisiana State University. In 1958 he returned to Europe to become the director of the Institute for Political Science at the University of Munich. A prodigious writer, he is perhaps most renowned for his multivolume work, Order and History.
Ellis Sandoz is Hermann Moyse Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies at Louisiana State University.
These two essays were translated and published together in 1968.
Both are attempts to apply 'Aristotelian' methods to modern politics. Read more
Voegelin gives a name to the unnamed spirit of our age that has done so much damage. His insights are penetrating both philosophically and psychologically. Well worth the read.Published 8 months ago by Kevin O'Brien
Reading this great essay, which uncovers Gnosticism in the writings of Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche, it occurred to me that in professing secret knowledge which questions... Read morePublished 21 months ago by g.p.g.
Voegelin's thought is clear and sharp. His arguments are compelling, based as they are in thorough reaserch and a clearly established method. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ernesto Soares Arruda
Voegelin"s writings pull back the curtains and allows the light into the maelstrom we are all living in at the present!Published 23 months ago by Clayton Smith
I came to this book after years of having conversation and debate with something of a student of Voegelin's -- someone who was much better read, I'll confess, than myself. Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by James Deirmendjian