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Published by University of Missouri Press in Columbia .
Written in English


  • Voegelin, Eric, 1901-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-268) and index.

StatementJohn J. Ranieri.
LC ClassificationsB3354.V884 R36 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 275 p. ;
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL783363M
ISBN 100826210120
LC Control Number95015371

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  Strauss, Voegelin, and Arendt all attempted to analyze the causes and consequences of that occultation. All three also asked themselves how the ancient ideal of the good society could be revived in our time, by overcoming the chronological barrier separating our epoch from that of . 54 quotes from Eric Voegelin: 'The death of the spirit is the price of progress. Nietzsche revealed this mystery of the Western apocalypse when he announced that God was dead and that He had been murdered. This Gnostic murder is constantly committed by the men who sacrificed God to civilization. The more fervently all human energies are thrown into the great enterprise of salvation through. The New Science of Politics (NSP henceforth) is packed and packed with information, but unlike most philosophers, Voegelin keeps the length of the book short. This isn't to say the NSP lacks nuance, however. Voegelin's ideas are provocative, full of substance, and not your average every-day take on Cited by: Eric Voegelins Science, Politics and Gnosticism was a bit like encountering a memory stick; I havent read the theorists he analyzes for many years. Fortunately, he quotes generously to make his points, so I wasnt reliant on my memory alone. Voegelin would have been a great help to me in my youth/5.

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