By Eric Voegelin, Ellis Sandoz
Autobiographical Reflections is a window into the brain of a guy whose reassessment of the character of background and proposal has overturned conventional methods to, and value determinations of, the Western highbrow culture. the following we stumble upon the motivations for Voegelin's paintings, the levels within the improvement of his detailed philosophy of realization, his key highbrow breakthroughs, his conception of background, and his prognosis of the political ills of the fashionable age.
Included during this revised quantity is a thesaurus of phrases utilized in Voegelin's writings. The word list lists, defines, and illustrates from the author's writings a few of the key phrases hired, paying specific recognition to the Greek phrases. jointly, the word list and enlarged index systematically contain names, matters, principles, writings, and phrases, making this quantity an vital aid for any critical examine of Eric Voegelin's oeuvre.
About the Author
Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) was once probably the most unique and influential philosophers of our time. Born in Cologne, Germany, he studied on the college of Vienna, the place he grew to become a professor of political technological know-how within the college of legislation. In 1938, he and his spouse, fleeing Hitler, emigrated to the us. They turned americans in 1944. Voegelin spent a lot of his profession at Louisiana country collage, the collage of Munich, and the Hoover establishment at Stanford collage. in the course of his lifetime he released many books and multiple hundred articles. The accumulated Works of Eric Voegelin will make on hand in a uniform variation all of Voegelin's significant writings.
About the Editor
Ellis Sandoz, Hermann Moyse Jr. individual Professor of Political technology, is Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute at Louisiana country college. he's the final editor of the Collected Works of Eric Voegelin and writer or editor of various books, together with Republicanism, faith, and the Soul of America (University of Missouri Press).
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