Steven F. McGuire

Written by Steven F. McGuire

Steven F. McGuire is a Research Fellow at the Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University. He is co-editor, with Lee Trepanier, of Eric Voegelin and the Continental Tradition (Missouri, 2011) and, with R.J. Snell, Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern (Lexington Books, 2016).

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“Reason is not a faculty, not a tool, nor can it be used. Anyhow there is no reason at all which we could have, but only a reason which has us.”[i]
Along with the technological progress of the modern world has come an increasing awareness of the need for reflection on the moral status of technology.[ii] Modern technological development has facilitated…

Any student of Aristotle’s thought will be familiar with his various definitions of human nature: in the Politics he tells us “man is by nature a political animal”; in the Metaphysics he defines the human being as a “rational animal”; in De Anima he describes us as a composite of body and soul, of matter and form, respectively. These definitions…

The Human Voyage of Self-Discovery: Essays in Honour of Brendan Purcell. Brendan Leahy and David Walsh, eds. Dublin: Veritas Publications, 2013.
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 different in this respect.…
Trepanier McGuire Voegelin

Do you ask to be conscious of this freedom? But do you also consider that all your consciousness is only possible via your freedom and that the condi­tion cannot be contained in what is conditioned?

—F. W. J. Schelling

Vom Ich als Princip der Philosophie

oder über das Unbedingte im menschlichen Wissen

Voegelin's Ambivalence Toward Schelling
Unlike the thought of some…
Bible Religion Divine

Disturbing Revelation: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Bible. John J. Ranieri. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2009.
In Disturbing Revelation: Leo Strauss, Eric Voegelin, and the Bible,1  John J. Ranieri offers a critical appraisal of the treatment that the Bible receives in the works of Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin. Although Professor Ranieri notes that he has learned much…