Voegelin’s “The New Science of Politics”: Chapter One: Representation & Existence

In this chapter Voegelin sets out towards a useful understanding of representation as it relates to governance, because for him the current ways in which we think and talk about representative government is provincial and not useful. First, he sets the Aristotelian procedure of symbols in reality and concepts in science as our standard. He… Continue reading Voegelin’s “The New Science of Politics”: Chapter One: Representation & Existence

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Voegelin’s “The New Science of Politics”: Intro

I’ve begun reading Eric Voegelin’s The New Science of Politics: An Introduction, published in 1952 and based on a series of lectures he delivered the previous year at the University of Chicago. If the first 26 pages are any indication, Voegelin’s writing style (and speaking style?) is dense and somewhat indirect. I found myself having… Continue reading Voegelin’s “The New Science of Politics”: Intro

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