Jene Porter

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Jene Porter is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Saskatchewan University. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including Classics in Political Philosophy (Prentice-Hall, 1997); and, with John Hallowell, Political Philosophy: The Search for Humanity and Order (Prentice-Hall, 1997).

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In the English-speaking world political philosophy, as traditionally conceived, has been represented by Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt, Michael Oakeshott, and Eric Voegelin. While each of these four has made contributions to the various dimensions of philosophizing about man’s political existence, only Voegelin combines all the features characteristic of a great speculative philosopher: analytical and diagnostic, comprehensive and systematic, and prescriptive…