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Eric Voegelin was a German-born American political philosopher. . In his The New Science of Politics, Order and History, and Science, Politics and Gnosticism, Voegelin opposed what he. Eric Voegelin, Science, Politics, and Gnosticism. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, . xxiii+ pp. $ ISBN (pbk). The republication of this. Science, Politics, and Gnosticism has ratings and 16 reviews. Szplug said: Very insightful, without being particularly helpful if one does not hold a.

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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This is almost a willfully ignorant book. Lovely to feel how his work is almost like a surgical operation, and going through it once more you remember how your brain was stretched and re-trained by the first reading.

Let’s just say that I hope I never have to read anything by Voegelin again. I liked this one even better than “New Science of Politics. Of the latter, the first is of particular interest, comprising a teleological drive towards ultimate perfection, an axiological goal of achieving a state of highest value, and sciencd admixture of these two. All philosophy begins with experience of the divine. No one is politicw to take part in the spiritual crises of society; on the contrary, everyone is obliged to avoid the folly and live his life in order.

Remember me on this computer. These three constituent elements are to be found in ProgressivismUtopian Idealismand pllitics mass movements deriving from Comte and Marx respectively.


Science Politics and Gnosticism. His Phenomenology is one of the great magical performances.

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Eric Voegelin – – University of Chicago Press. I suppose philosophy never is, although one of the delights in reading, say, Plato’s Republic, as I recall, is that there is no ‘professional’ jargon employed as by those who believe that philosophy must be academically niche-oriented, obtuse, and ‘technical’.

Not all are political and not all were intended to be mass movements. Butts – – Canadian Journal of Philosophy 10 1: One gbosticism his most quoted passages by such figures as William Sciece. An Introduction Walgreen Foundation Lectures.

Science, politics and gnosticism — Ersatz religion. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. All certainty of divine, transcendent being hangs on a very thin eic of faith. Science, Politics, and Gnosticism by Eric Voegelin. If nothing else, I am now determined to finally crack The Drama of Atheist Humanism and dig deeper and further in Plato’s Complete Worksas the Attic genius is the figure from whom Voegelin has drawn the majority of his own personal philosophy.

Recently re-read and it is still magnificent.

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I suppose philosophy never is, although one of the delights in reading, say, Plato’s Republic, as I recall, is that there is no ‘professional’ jargon employed as by those who believe It is quite rare to find precision and profundity in an author.


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The goal of this rejection and denial is to grasp for the reins and redesign reality for the purpose of concocting our own salvation, a social salvation. Gnosticism and Modern Pantheism.

Haywan Al-Hashishi rated it it was amazing Jun 13, In a nutshell, the former analyzes a situation in which the author determines that most of our modern mass movements and ideologies—progressivism, neo- positivism, communism, fascism, national socialism, psychoanalysis—are gnostic in orientation, derived from select intellectual’s speculation that truth cannot be located by the opening of our souls to transcendent being, but rather immanent within ourselves.

In the two cases specifically analyzed by Voegelin, the totalitarian impulse is derived from the alienation of the individuals from the rest of society.

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