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By Eric Voegelin, Ellis Sandoz

Autobiographical Reflections is a window into the brain of a guy whose reassessment of the character of heritage and proposal has overturned conventional ways to, and value determinations of, the Western highbrow culture. the following we stumble upon the motivations for Voegelin's paintings, the phases within the improvement of his specified philosophy of realization, his key highbrow breakthroughs, his thought of background, and his analysis of the political ills of the fashionable age.

Included during this revised quantity is a thesaurus of phrases utilized in Voegelin's writings. The thesaurus lists, defines, and illustrates from the author's writings a few of the key phrases hired, paying specific recognition to the Greek phrases. jointly, the word list and enlarged index systematically contain names, matters, rules, writings, and phrases, making this quantity an critical aid for any critical learn of Eric Voegelin's oeuvre.

About the Author
Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) was once probably the most unique and influential philosophers of our time. Born in Cologne, Germany, he studied on the collage of Vienna, the place he turned a professor of political technological know-how within the school of legislations. In 1938, he and his spouse, fleeing Hitler, emigrated to the U.S.. They grew to become americans in 1944. Voegelin spent a lot of his occupation at Louisiana country collage, the college of Munich, and the Hoover establishment at Stanford college. in the course of his lifetime he released many books and a couple of hundred articles. The gathered Works of Eric Voegelin will make on hand in a uniform variation all of Voegelin's significant writings.

About the Editor
Ellis Sandoz, Hermann Moyse Jr. exclusive Professor of Political technology, is Director of the Eric Voegelin Institute at Louisiana nation collage. he's the final editor of the Collected Works of Eric Voegelin and writer or editor of various books, together with Republicanism, faith, and the Soul of America (University of Missouri Press).

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