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The writings of Augustine analyzed by Voegelin and Jonas have to do with the transformative liberation of the human race from the disorientation and cupidity due to sin through divine grace. Eric Voegelin refers frequently to a myth in St Augustine’s Enarrationes in Psalmos 64(65) that, in its lovely compactness, expresses a complete philosophy (and theology, I might add) of…

In the realm of "phenomenology of the neighbor," perhaps no one has contributed more than the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. But the generation before preceded his ontology of the Other with its own original and impressive accounts. Two legendary contributors of this generation, one a philosopher and the other a theologian, are Martin Heidegger and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The works in which…
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It is probably well known among Voegelin scholars that one really could not get to square one with Professor Voegelin on the subject of Heidegger.  In his autobiographical memoir Voegelin describes returning from the United States in the late twenties and having no interest in Heidegger’s Being and Time: “It just ran right off,” he says.[i]  Voegelin made the same…
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The death of Martin Heidegger was front page news in the New York Times on May 27, 1976: “Martin Heidegger, a Philosopher who Affected Many Fields, Dies.”1 An obituary of some two and a half thousand words followed. I note this not because the New York Times was the most noteworthy place where Heidegger’s death was remarked, and his life’s…
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In our new examination of Heidegger’s and Kierkegaard’s relationship of thinking we will realize that certain common aspects arise in their approach to the reality of the questions of philosophy of art. Neither of them brings any systematics to the concept of art and esthetics (similarly to Nietzsche), in spite of this in their overall treatise of this area they…
Technology Globalization Science

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…
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Living Under the Spell of Heidegger
Modern intellectual discourse is still under the spell of the Heideggerian project. Once it had broken away from its German moorings, Heideggerian thought proliferated and was received into non-German cultures. Their intellectual elites appropriated it according to their own reading of Heideggerian texts. While they came to divergent and often contradictory conclusions about the philosophical…
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In surviving letters we can often find those candid expressions that  help us complete a portrait of the writer. Such is the case with the publication of the thirtieth volume of the Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Selected Correspondence, 1950-1984 (2007).1 It presents aspects of Voegelin that will help us gain a fuller understanding of him as a man, a…
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Heidegger's Place in Modern Philosophy

Martin Heidegger was the culminating figure of twentieth-century philoso­phy. For better or worse he is the one who carries philosophy forward to the point it has reached today.
The most convincing evidence of this is that his critics, at least those who actually understand rather than simply dismiss him, operate of necessity within the framework he has…