Eric Voegelin Quotes (3 quotes)
“The course of history as a whole is no object of experience; history has no eidos, because the course of history extends into the unknown future.”
Eric Voegelin, The New Science of Politics: An Introduction, ISBN 0226861147, p. 120
Eric Voegelin, The New Science of Politics: An Introduction, ISBN 0226861147, p. 131
“Christ is the head of the corpus mysticum, which includes all men from the beginning of the world to its end. He is not the president of a special-interest club.”
Eric Voegelin, Collected Works, Vol. 31: Hitler and the Germans, edited and translated by Detlev Clemens and Brandon Purcell, ISBN 0826212166, p. 200.
“A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.”
Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches (1963 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412822220
Dialogue on poetry and literary aphorisms (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1968), translated by E. Behler and R. Struc, p. 128, Aphorism No. 73
“Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.”
Decline and Fall (1928)
Essays in Aesthetics by Jean-Paul Sartre (Open Road Media, 2012) - ISBN: 9781453228562
“It is not the task of the University to offer what society asks for, but to give what society needs.”
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Born: January 3, 1901
Died: January 19, 1985 (aged 84)
Bio: Eric Voegelin, born Erich Hermann Wilhelm Vögelin, was a German-born American political philosopher. He was born in Cologne, then Imperial Germany, and educated in political science at the University of Vienna. He became a teacher and then an associate professor of political science at the Faculty of Law.