Macon Boczek

Written by Macon Boczek

Macon Boczek has been an active member of the Eric Voegelin Society since 2001, after she earned a doctorate in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. She has a B.S. in Education and M.A. in both Religious Studies and Philosophy. She has taught at John Carroll University in Ohio and Kent State University, where she is currently on the faculty of the Religious Studies Department.

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Professor Karol Wojtyla, who became Pope John Paul II, was first of all a philosopher, a pre-eminent one, on par with any and all great philosophers in the history of this discipline. An attestation to this claim is that the Wadsworth Press has included a short book, On Karol Wojtyla, in its Wadsworth Philosophers Series.1 Because Wojtyla’s philosophizing is based…

Professor Walsh and I have entered into a conversation vis-a-vis his claim that the language of human rights is “an epiphany of the person” and performs this task in a far superior manner to the clarification of what is a person that arises in the philosophical project of “personalism.” The latter seeks to understand the full meaning and value of…

Politics of the Person as the Politics of Being. David Walsh. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016.
 
David Walsh has written a wonderful book. Because it studies the person in the context of Eric Voegelin’s project in Order and History, it will be of great interest to Voegelin readers who have followed his search for order. Walsh advances…

America and the Political Philosophy of Common Sense. Scott Philip Segrest. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2009.
 
Scott Segrest begins with the remark that it will be a study of the “significance of something called common sense philosophy.” The common sense philosophy he has in mind is that of the Scottish realist thinkers in the philosophical tradition of Thomas Reid.…

Etty Hillesum and the Flow of Presence: A Voegelinian Analysis. Mein G.S. Coetsier. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2008.
 
Meins G.S. Coetsier has written a book examining the life of Etty Hillesum in the light of Eric Voegelin’s thought. The author brings to his task the advantages of being a trained philosopher and of being Dutch–like his subject. On one…