Selected Book Reviews (CW13) (The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin #13) (Hardcover)

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Selected Book Reviews (CW13) (The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin #13) (Hardcover)

By Eric Voegelin, Jodi Cockerill (Translated by), Barry Cooper (Translated by)


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This is book number 13 in the The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin series.

Over the course of his varied and distinguished academic life, Eric Voegelin was often called upon by review editors of scholarly journals as well as by editors in the popular press to examine, summarize, and critically assess the work of other scholars, of statesmen, and of men of affairs. The contents of the books Voegelin reviewed mirror his changing interests over the years, including questions of method, points of legal philosophy and jurisprudence, and issues of race, war, and the aftermath of war. Of course, he was frequently called upon as well to review standard texts and new editions and monographs across the full range of political science.

This collection of Voegelin's reviews amounts to a reflection in miniature of many of the problems Voegelin tackled in his essays, articles, and books from the 1920s until the 1950s, when, owing to the press of other business, he began to decline requests to review the work of others. Some of his reviews are little more than clinical summaries; others are analytic essays. A few are extended engagements with a text or a set of problems. Occasionally, particularly among the later reviews originally written in English, one finds flashes of Voegelin's legendary wit and a restrained impatience with the inadequate approaches or sheer incompetence of others. These book reviews will be of interest to all students and scholars of Eric Voegelin's work.

Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) was one of the most original and influential philosophers of our time. Born in Cologne, Germany, he studied at the University of Vienna, where he became a professor of political science in the Faculty of Law. In 1938, he and his wife, fleeing Hitler, immigrated to the United States. They became American citizens in 1944. Voegelin spent much of his career at Louisiana State University, the University of Munich, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. During his lifetime he published many books and more than one hundred articles. The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin will make available in a uniform edition all of Voegelin's major writings.

Jodi Cockerill is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame, and a Junior Research Fellow at the Geschwister-Scholl- Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, University of Munich.

Barry Cooper is Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary in Canada. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Eric Voegelin and the Foundations of Modern Political Science (University of Missouri Press).

Product Details ISBN: 9780826213655
ISBN-10: 0826213650
Publisher: University of Missouri
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2002
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin