Autobiographical Reflections, Revised Edition with Glossary

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University of Missouri Press, Jun 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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Autobiographical Reflections is a window into the mind of a man whose reassessment of the nature of history and thought has overturned traditional approaches to, and appraisals of, the Western intellectual tradition. Here we encounter the motivations for Voegelin's work, the stages in the development of his unique philosophy of consciousness, his key intellectual breakthroughs, his theory of history, and his diagnosis of the political ills of the modern age.   Included in this revised volume is a glossary of terms used in Voegelin’s writings. The glossary lists, defines, and illustrates from the author’s writings many of the key terms employed, paying particular attention to the Greek terms. Together, the glossary and enlarged index systematically include names, subjects, ideas, writings, and terms, making this volume an indispensable help for any serious study of Eric Voegelin’s oeuvre.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the Revised Edition
1
Introduction
15
1 University of Vienna
31
2 High School
37
3 Max Weber
39
4 Comparative Knowledge
42
5 Stefan George and Karl Kraus
44
NeoKantian Methodology
48
15 Concerning Emigration in 1938
82
From Harvard to LSU
84
17 From Political Ideas to Symbols of Experience
89
18 Alfred Schütz and the Theory of Consciousness
96
19 Order and Disorder
101
20 The Background of Order and History
104
21 Teaching Career
110
22 Why Philosophize? To Recapture Reality
118

7 Political Stimuli
52
8 Concerning My Dissertation
54
9 Concerning Oxford in 1921 or 1922
55
10 American Influence
56
11 Concerning the Year in France
62
12 Return to Vienna
66
13 Anschluss and Emigration
70
14 Concerning Ideology Personal Politics and Publications
73
23 Philosophy of History
127
24 Range Constancy Eclipse and Equivalence of Truth
133
25 Consciousness Divine Presence and the Mystic Philosopher
137
26 Revolution the Open Society and Institutions
140
The Practice of Dying
145
Glossary of Terms Used in Eric Voegelins Writings Compiled by Eugene Webb
149
Index
187
Copyright

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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   Ellis Sandoz, Hermann Moyse Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science, is Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute at Louisiana State University. He is the general editor of the Collected Works of Eric Voegelin and author or editor of numerous books, including Republicanism, Religion, and the Soul of America (University of Missouri Press).

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