Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

Book Notes

Book Notes Published Essays 1953­1965. By Eric Voegelin. Edited by Ellis Sandoz. The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, vol. 11. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2000. Pp. xii þ 273. Anyone looking for a recent representative of philosophical rationalism grounded in transcendence--either as a worthy opponent or as a resourceful ally, a buttress, or a butt--can hardly do better than engage Eric Voegelin (1901­1985). Voegelin takes only sideways glances at cultures and traditions outside the West, looking instead to Classical and medieval Christian thought to find ``general categories that would make it possible to compare orders in various civilizations and find common denominators for their treatment'' (p. 224). In a nutshell, ``The Ground of existence is an experienced reality of a transcendent nature toward which one lives in a tension'' (p. 229), and reason ``is the consciousness of being caused by the divine Ground and being in search of the divine Ground'' (p. 232 n). Among the political philosophers who fled from Hitler to the United States, Voegelin is commonly ranked with Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt. A review of the latter's Origins of Totalitarianism is reprinted in this volume, and the idea that ``human nature as such'' might be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/book-notes-q0JeKWUlex
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1529-1898
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Published Essays 1953­1965. By Eric Voegelin. Edited by Ellis Sandoz. The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, vol. 11. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2000. Pp. xii þ 273. Anyone looking for a recent representative of philosophical rationalism grounded in transcendence--either as a worthy opponent or as a resourceful ally, a buttress, or a butt--can hardly do better than engage Eric Voegelin (1901­1985). Voegelin takes only sideways glances at cultures and traditions outside the West, looking instead to Classical and medieval Christian thought to find ``general categories that would make it possible to compare orders in various civilizations and find common denominators for their treatment'' (p. 224). In a nutshell, ``The Ground of existence is an experienced reality of a transcendent nature toward which one lives in a tension'' (p. 229), and reason ``is the consciousness of being caused by the divine Ground and being in search of the divine Ground'' (p. 232 n). Among the political philosophers who fled from Hitler to the United States, Voegelin is commonly ranked with Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt. A review of the latter's Origins of Totalitarianism is reprinted in this volume, and the idea that ``human nature as such'' might be

Journal

Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 10, 2003

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$499/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month