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Volume 6 of The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin offers the first translation of the full German text of Anamnesis published in 1966. The previous English edition, translated by Gerhart Niemeyer, focused largely on the sections of Anamnesis dealing directly with Voegelin's philosophy of consciousness. It omitted some of the extensive historical studies on which the philosophy of consciousness was based. To properly understand Voegelin's work, however, it is essential to give equal weight to the empirical as well as the philosophical aspects. This complete version of Anamnesis captures the full integrity of his vision. It is at once scientific, in the sense of fidelity to the demands of historiographic scholarship, and philosophical, in exploring the significance of the texts for the meaning of human existence in society and history.
Anamnesis is a pivotal work within Voegelin's intellectual odyssey. Alone among Voegelin's books, it reveals an author looking back and taking stock of his growth rather than customarily forging ahead into new regions and new problems. This critical work is both a recollection of Voegelin's own development, reaching back even to his infant memories, and a demonstration of the anamnetic method as applied to a wide range of historically remembered materials.
Written as more than just a collection of essays, Anamnesis is the volume in which Voegelin works out for himself the reconceptualization of what Order and History, and by definition his central philosophical approach, is going to be. By revisiting his previous work?a departure from Voegelin's usual scholarly habits?he found at last the literary form for the kind of empirical philosophical meditation that had long absorbed his labors.
Parts I and III contain biographical and meditative reflections written by Voegelin in 1943 and 1965, respectively. The first part details the breakthrough by which Voegelin recovered consciousness from the current theories of consciousness. Part III begins as a rethinking of the Aristotelian exegesis of consciousness, and then expands into new areas of awareness that had not come within the knowledge of classic philosophy. Between these two meditative selections are eight studies that demonstrate how the historical phenomena of order gave rise to the type of analysis which culminates in the meditative exploration of consciousness.
L'autore: About the Author
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 State. They became American citizens in 1944. Voegelin spent much of his career at Louisiana State University, returning to the University of Munich in 1958. He spent the last five years of his career at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University before retiring there to continue his writing. During his lifetime he published dozens of books and more than one hundred articles.
About the Editor
David Walsh is Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Growth of the Liberal Soul and the editor of Eric Voegelin's History of Political Ideas, Volume III, The Later Middle Ages and Volume VIII, Crisis and the Apocalypse of Man.
Casa editrice: Univ of Notre Dame Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1978
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro University of Notre Dame Press, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Text fine, no markings. Sticker residue on spine. 217 pages. No dust jacket. edited by Gerhart Niemeyer. Codice libro della libreria 202583
Descrizione libro Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 1978. Condizione libro: Good. 1St Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP21202454
Descrizione libro University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-library from a university library with the usual stampings, markings, and barcodes. Minor rubbing and edgewear to boards and spine. Interior is clean, and binding is intact and straight. No dust-jacket. Translated and edited by Gerhart Niemeyer. Codice libro della libreria PASTPAGE082931I
Descrizione libro Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Exlibrary, usual markings. ; 217 pages. Codice libro della libreria 100418
Descrizione libro University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, 1978. Hardbound. Condizione libro: Good BOOK. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Collectible - UNDERLINING & MARKINGS THROUGHOUT; 217 pages. Codice libro della libreria 47707
Descrizione libro Univ of Notre Dame Pr 1978-06, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 1St Edition. 0268005834. Codice libro della libreria 667161
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802680058324.0
Descrizione libro Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-136-43-2926202
Descrizione libro Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-136-43-2926202
Descrizione libro Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110268005834