VoegelinView is an interdisciplinary and international website dedicated to the thought of Eric Voegelin as well as to political philosophy as public commentary that includes all aspects of culture, including philosophy, religion, politics, society, science, education, and literature.
Eric Voegelin (1901-85) was a German-American political philosopher who fled Europe in 1938 when the Nazi entered Austria. He spent most of his career at Louisiana State University, the University of Munich, and the Hoover Institute at Stanford University. Voegelin abhorred the political violence of the twentieth century, and he wrote about the need of constitutionalism, responsible citizenship, and political and economic freedom as antidotes. He often cited the United States as an exemplar of these values. While published works in VoegelinView need not examine Voegelin’s writings, they must embody the spirit of Voegelin’s work, particularly its realism, freedom from ideology and cant, defense of western civilization, and promotion of intellectual diversity and freedom of speech.
VoegelinView also provides announcements for the Voegelin community as well as resources for those who wish to learn more about Eric Voegelin. A list of Voegelin’s collected works, excerpts from his writings, and audio and video recordings are available on this website. It also provides a list of other organizations, relevant websites, and archival links about Eric Voegelin.
The Eric Voegelin Society © publishes VoegelinView and has partnerships with Louisiana State University’s Eric Voegelin Institute, the University of Wisconsin’s Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, and Nichollas State University’s Nicholls Foundation.