Home

Post Image

Above the staff computers in the fourth floor workroom, which is on the 1st floor and has been for months and months – the library has contractors – are two shelves of old and rather drab books.
 
We often find ourselves reaching up for some of these and taking one down to examine. To say why is not easy.
 
What we have is…

Read More ...

Post Image

It feels a little strange to raise the question of Leo Strauss’s relationship to Catholicism when his relationship to Judaism has scarcely been clarified. If we could sort out the latter then perhaps the former would fall into place. Instead we are left only with questions and it is into this fog of uncertainty that Jim Stoner has cast a…

Read More ...

Post Image

Roger Scruton, The Soul of the World (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press), 2014. 216 pp. Hardcover, US$27.95.
 
These Stanton Lectures at the Divinity Faculty of the University of Cambridge in 2011 are very much a companion series to Scruton’s Gifford Lectures of 2010, The Face of God (London: Continuum, 2012). Both books explore the themes of the Other, God, the natural…

Read More ...

Post Image

 
August 1, 2014
http://www.ericvoegelin.org/
Eric Voegelin Society, Inc., P. O. Box 82130, Baton Rouge, LA   70884      
 
Professor Ellis Sandoz, President-Secretary
E-mail: esandoz@lsu.edu
AC 225 229-8902; FAX 225 578-4766
 
 
The 30th annual meeting of EVS will take place in Washington, DC, August 28-31, 2014. Our panels will be scattered over the three hotels (Omni Shoreham, Marriott Wardman, and Washington Hilton). You may consult VoegelinView.com…

Read More ...

Post Image

The Human Voyage of Self-Discovery: Essays in Honour of Brendan Purcell. Eds. Brendan Leahy and David Walsh. Dublin: Veritas Publications, 2013, 326 pages. Paperback, €19.00
 
In his contribution to this volume, Barry Cooper quotes Brendan Purcell’s observation that human beings have always been “‘burdened with the task of wresting the order of their existence from ever-threatening disorder.’” Our time is no…

Read More ...

Post Image

Klaus Vondung, The Apocalypse in Germany, trans. Stephen D. Ricks, (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2000), 437 pages. Hardcover, $39.95.
 
Concept of Apocalypse
 
Apocalyptic thought is not restricted to the realm of religion but is a more general phenomenon: it is concerned with fear of, or hope for, a definite catastrophe or the end of the world. The expected catastrophe, however, is…

Read More ...

Post Image

§ Global Justice and the Age of Technology
 
Dallmayr largely avoids direct reference to technology in his article. He mentions technology explicitly only in the context of his overview of Gadamer’s account of technology. This account is Heideggerian to the extent Gadamer aligns science and technology with, in Dallmayr’s words, “the prediction and control of events” and, therefore, also “the construction,…

Read More ...

Post Image

Introduction
 
The prospect of universal justice is alluring. Right-minded persons would agree that a world whose entire population were treated fairly and equitably would constitute a vast improvement over the current global situation, with its egregious injustices and disparities.1 And global justice just may be an idea whose time has come, given that technological innovations on numerous fronts have integrated the…

Read More ...

Post Image

Brendan Purcell, From Big Bang to Big Mystery: Human Origins in the Light of Creation and Evolution (New York: New City Press, 2012). 365 pp., Paperback, $34.95.
 
 
This excellent book repays individual study but in my experience it is also an ideal volume for bringing order to group discussions in seminars. It provides a solid basis for philosophical inquiry into questions…

Read More ...