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The Resource Eric Voegelin and the continental tradition : explorations in modern political thought, edited by Lee Trepanier and Steven F. McGuire, (electronic resource)

Eric Voegelin and the continental tradition : explorations in modern political thought, edited by Lee Trepanier and Steven F. McGuire, (electronic resource)

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Eric Voegelin and the continental tradition : explorations in modern political thought
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Eric Voegelin and the continental tradition
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explorations in modern political thought
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edited by Lee Trepanier and Steven F. McGuire
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eng
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  • The essays in this volume go beyond Voegelin's own reading of the modern philosophers to offer a reevaluation of his relationship to those thinkers. In Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition, Voegelin's attempt to grapple with the crisis of modernity becomes clearer, and his contribution to the modern continental tradition is illuminated. The book features the work of both established and emerging Voegelin scholars, and the essays were chosen to present thoughtful and balanced assessments of both Voegelin's thought and the ideas of the other thinkers considered. As the first volume to examine the relationship---and surprising commonalities---between Voegelin's philosophy and the continental tradition as a whole, this text will be of interest not only to Voegelin disciples but to philosophers engaged by continental modernism and all disciplines of political philosophy--Book Jacket
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MdBmJHUP
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B3354.V884
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E758 2011
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1972-
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  • McGuire, Steven F
  • Trepanier, Lee
  • Project Muse
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  • Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy. Studies in religion and politics
  • Eric Voegelin series in political philosophy
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  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Voegelin, Eric
  • Political science
  • Political science
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Twentieth-century political philosopher Eric Voegelin is best known as a severe critic of modernity. Much of his work argues that modernity is a Gnostic revolt against the fundamental structure of reality. For Voegelin, Gnosticism is the belief that human beings can transform the nature of reality through secret knowledge and social action, and he considered it the crux of the crisis of modernity. As Voegelin struggled with this crisis throughout his career, he never wavered in his judgment that philosophers of the modern continental tradition were complicit in the Gnostic revolt of modernity. But while Voegelins analysis of those philosophers is at times scathing, his work also bears marks of their influence, and Voegelin has much more in common with the theorists of the modern continental tradition than is usually recognized.Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition: Explorations in Modern Political Thoughtevaluates this political philosopherone of the most original and influential thinkers of our timeby examining his relationship to the modern continental tradition in philosophy, from Kant to Derrida. In a compelling introduction, editors Lee Trepanier and Steven F. McGuire present a review of the trajectories of Voegelins thought and outline what often is portrayed as his derisive critique of modernity. Soon, however, they begin to unravel the similarities between Voegelins thought and the work of other thinkers in the continental tradition. The subsequent chapters explore these possible connections by examining Voegelins intellectual relationship to individual thinkers, including Hegel, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Gadamer. The essays in this volume go beyond Voegelins own reading of the modern philosophers to offer a reevaluation of his relationship to those thinkers. InEric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition, Voegelins attempt to grapple with the crisis of modernity becomes clearer, and his contribution to the modern continental tradition is illuminated. The book features the work of both established and emerging Voegelin scholars, and the essays were chosen to present thoughtful and balanced assessments of both Voegelins thought and the ideas of the other thinkers considered. As the first volume to examine the relationshipand surprising commonalitiesbetween Voegelins philosophy and the continental tradition as a whole, this text will be of interest not only to Voegelin disciples but to philosophers engaged by continental modernism and all disciplines of political philosophy
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Eric Voegelin and the continental tradition : explorations in modern political thought, edited by Lee Trepanier and Steven F. McGuire, (electronic resource)
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Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"Out of such crooked wood" : how Eric Voegelin read Immanuel Kant / Thomas W. Heilke -- Voegelin and the troubled greatness of Hegel / Cyril O'Regan -- Voegelin and Schelling on freedom and the beyond / Steven F. McGuire -- Noesis and faith : Eric Voegelin and Soren Kierkegaard / Eugen L. Nagy -- Dionysus versus the crucified : Nietzsche and Voegelin and the search for a truthful order / Rouven J. Steeves -- Eric Voegelin and Neo-Kantianism : early formative experience or late entrapment? / Arpad Szakolczai -- Voegelin and Heidegger : apocalypse without apocalypse / David Walsh -- Voegelin and Gadamer : continental philosophers inspired by Plato and Aristotle / Fred Lawrence -- Voegelin, Strauss, and Kojeve on tyranny / Barry Cooper -- The paradoxes of participatory reality / Lee Trepanier
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9780826272386
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000672557
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Eric Voegelin and the continental tradition : explorations in modern political thought, edited by Lee Trepanier and Steven F. McGuire, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
"Out of such crooked wood" : how Eric Voegelin read Immanuel Kant / Thomas W. Heilke -- Voegelin and the troubled greatness of Hegel / Cyril O'Regan -- Voegelin and Schelling on freedom and the beyond / Steven F. McGuire -- Noesis and faith : Eric Voegelin and Soren Kierkegaard / Eugen L. Nagy -- Dionysus versus the crucified : Nietzsche and Voegelin and the search for a truthful order / Rouven J. Steeves -- Eric Voegelin and Neo-Kantianism : early formative experience or late entrapment? / Arpad Szakolczai -- Voegelin and Heidegger : apocalypse without apocalypse / David Walsh -- Voegelin and Gadamer : continental philosophers inspired by Plato and Aristotle / Fred Lawrence -- Voegelin, Strauss, and Kojeve on tyranny / Barry Cooper -- The paradoxes of participatory reality / Lee Trepanier
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000672557
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780826272386
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000672557

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