Meeting Index

List of Eric Voegelin Society Papers

These titles were presented (as far as we know) at meetings of the Eric Voegelin Society. This list was assembled by Rhydon Jackson from back issues of Voegelin--Research News and by David Beam from issues of the Society newsletter.
2nd Annual Meeting, August 30-3l, 1986, Washington, DC

Panel 1:  ROUNDTABLE ON VOEGELIN'S PHILOSOPHY: THE LATE WORK

Chair:  Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Participants:

Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace
William C. Havard, Vanderbilt University
Gerhart Niemeyer, University of Notre Dame
Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder
Dante Germino, University of Virginia


Panel 2:  VOEGELIN AND OTHERS

Chair:  Kent Myers, George Mason University

Papers:

Anibal A. Bueno, Morehouse State College
Ronald Angres, George Washington University
John Felczak, Catholic University of America

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3rd Annual Metting, Sept. 5, 1987, Chicago

Panel 1:  ERIC VOEGELIN AND THE SCIENCES OF SUBSTANCE

Chair:  David Walsh, Catholic University of America

Papers:

"History"
    Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

"Psychology"
    Brendan Purcell, University College, Dublin

"Theology"
    William Thompson, Dusquesne University

Discussants:

David Walsh, Catholic University of America
Eugene Webb, University of Washington


Panel 2:

Chair:  James L. Wiser, Loyola University, Chicago

Participants:

Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
John G. Gunnell, SUNY at Albany
Kenneth W. Thompson, University of Virginia
Dante Germino, University of Virginia

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4th Annual Meeting, Sept. 3, 1988, Washington, DC

Panel 1:  UNFINISHED DIRECTIONS IN VOEGELIN'S THOUGHT

Chair:  Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

Papers:

"Outline of a Theory of Ethics and Politics"
    James M. Rhodes, Marquette University

"Toward a New Conception of Myth"
    Anibal A. Bueno, Morehouse State College

Discussants:

Kent Moors, Dusquesne University
James L. Wiser, Loyola University, Chicago


Panel 2:  VOEGELIN AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

Chair:  David Freeman, Washburn University

Papers:

"Voegelin and Schutz"
    Stephen F. Schneck, Catholic University of America

"Voegelin and Other Interpreters of Plato"
    Peter Emberley, Carleton University

"Voegelin and Oakeshott on History"
    Athanasios Moulakis, Harvard University

Discussant:  Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

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5th Annual Meeting, Sept. 3, 1989, Atlanta

Panel 1:  ROUNDTABLE ON ERIC VOEGELIN & LEO STRAUSS ON RELIGION AND ITS PLACE IN
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Co-sponsored by "Religion & Politics" Panel 12-13

Chair:  Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Participants:

Ernest L. Fortin, Boston College
Paul Grimley Kuntz, Emory University
James M. Rhodes, Marquette University


Panel 2:  DIMENSIONS OF MODERNITY

Chair:  David Walsh, Catholic University of America

Papers:

"The Life of Order and the Order of Life: Eric Voegelin on Modernity and the
Problem of Philosophical Anthrology"
    David J. Levy, Middlesex Polytechnic, London

"The Contribution of Sir Francis Bacon"
    Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

"Orestes Brownson and the American Polity"
    Gregory Butler, Catholic University of America

"Solzhenitsyn's Anamnetic Recovery of Order"
    Brendan Purcel, University College, Dublin

Discussants:

David Walsh, Catholic University of America
Michael Franz, Loyola College, Maryland

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6th Annual Meeting, Sept 1, 1990, San Francisco

Panel l:  WHAT IS HISTORY AND IS IT AT AN END?

Chair:  Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder

Participants:

Gerhart Niemeyer, University of Notre Dame
Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado, Boulder
Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace
Anibal A. Bueno, Morehouse State College


Panel 2:  ERIC VOEGELIN AND LEO STRAUSS ON RELIGION AND ITS PLACE IN POLITICAL
PHILOSOPHY: ROUND 2

Chair:  David Walsh, Catholic University

Participants:

Gerhart Niemeyer, University of Notre Dame
Harry V. Jaffa, Claremont Graduate School
James L. Wiser, Loyola University, Chicago
Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida
Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

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7th Annual Meeting, August 30-3l, 199l, Washington, DC

Panel 1:  MODERNITY AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: ERIC VOEGELIN, HANNAH ARENDT, AND
MARTIN HEIDEGGER

Chair:  Kennneth L. Deutsch, SUNY at Geneseo

Papers:

"Arendt and Heidegger"
    John Francis Burke, University of Houston-Downtown

"Voegelin's Theory of Modernity and his Critics"
    William Luckey, Christendom College

"Voegelin, Heidegger, and the Pre-Socratics"
    David Mason, Mary Baldwin College

Discussants:

Kenneth L. Deutsch, SUNY at Geneseo
Wayne F. Allen, Louisiana State University


Panel 2:  POLITICS, MYSTICISM, AND SCIENCE

Chair:  Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

Papers:

"Voegelin's Account of Equivalences"
    Noreen O'Carroll, University College, Dublin

"Mysticism and Politics from the Christian Perspective"
    William Thompson, Duquesne University

"Voegelin and Theology"
    Michael Morrissey, University of St. Thomas

"Mind, Reason, and Social Forms: A Medical Perspective"
    Lalla Iverson, M.D., ARAM Research Office

"Myth, Voegelin , and the Recovery of Hawaiian Local Knowledge"
    Kehaulani K. Kealoha, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Discussants:

Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida
David Walsh, Catholic University of America
Owen Jones, Foundation for Faith in the Search of     Understanding


Panel 3:  ROUNDTABLE ON THE RECOVERY OF HUMAN AGENCY: HANNAH ARENDT, ERIC
VOEGELIN AND REVOLUTION IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Chair:  Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Participants:

Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii, Manao
Martin Palous, Deputy Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia (CSFR)
and Charles University
Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University
Paul Carimgella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace
Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

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8th Annual Meeting, Sept. 4-5, 1992, Chicago

Panel 1:  ROUNDTABLE ON SCIENCE, PSEUDO-SCIENCE AND UTOPIANISM

Chair:  Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

Participants:

Wilbur Applebaum, Illinois Institute of Technology
Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
David Walsh, Catholic University of America


Panel 2: VOEGELIN AND THE RENEWAL OF THE VISION OF THE COSMOS

Chair:  Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution &   Peace

Papers:

"The Cosmos as Faith: Voegelin's Primary Symbol of the Cosmos"
    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution &   Peace

"The Cosmos of Modernity"
    Anibal A. Bueno, Morehouse State College

"Cosmos or Akosmia: Quantum Physics--A Crisis for Philosophy"
    Kenneth Quandt, A. Quandt & Son, Inc.

"The New Universe Story"
    Thomas Berry, The Riverdale Center

Discussants:

Michael Gibbons, University of California-Berkeley & University of Manchester
Claire Rawnsley, The University of Queensland


Panel 3:  ROUNDTABLE: REFLECTIONS ON VOEGELIN'S _THE NATURE OF LAW_

Chair:  David Granfield, Catholic University of America

Participants:

Robert A. Pascal, Louisiana State University
Gerard V. Bradley, University of Illinois
Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Chair:  Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Participants:

Kenneth Keulman, Loyola University of the South
Michael G. Franz, Loyola College
Andrew Hoffman, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Allen A. Huemer, Central Wyoming College

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9th Annual Meeting, Sept. 3-4, 1993, Washington, DC

Panel l:  ROUNDTABLE ON ETHNIC TRANSFORMATION & THE RE-SYMBOLIZATION OF AMERICA:
IS A "MULTI-CULTURAL" NATION POSSIBLE?

Chair:  Lawrence Auster, New York

Participants:

Rabbi Mayer Schiller, Yeshiva School for Boys
Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii-Manoa
Kenneth L. Grasso, Southwest Texas State University
Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado-Boulder


Panel 2:  CIVIL SOCIETY, CIVIC CULTURE & MODERNITY

Chair:  Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Papers:

"Civil Society in Germany"
    Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii, Manoa

"John Quincy Adams & Civil Theology: The Religious Foundations of American Liberty"
   Gregory Russell, University of Oklahoma & Nathalie Gagnere University of Oklahoma

"The Quest for Civil Society & Civic Consciousness in Central Europe"
    Martin Palous, Charles University, Prague

"Civil Society in the Scandinavian Experience"
    Bernd Henninsen, Humboldt University, Berlin

Discussant:  William Barclay Allen, Michigan State University


Panel 3:  VOEGELIN AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Chair:  Michael G. Franz, Loyola College Maryland

Papers:

"Ishmael's 'Wisdom' and Ahab's 'Magic of the Extreme' "
    Helen P. Trimpi, Independent Scholar

"Voegelin's Concept of the Language of Being"
    James L. Babin, Louisiana State University

"Gnostic Self-creation in Shakespeare's _Richard III_"
    Jack E. Trotter, Vanderbildt University

"James Joyce, Eric Voegelin and 'It-Reality' "
    Robert A. Watson, Yale University

"Fernando Pessao: To Be or Not to Be a Gnostic"
    Mendo Castro Henriques, Universidad Catolica Portuguesa

Discussant:  Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder


Panel 4:  VOEGELIN AND THE NATIONAL SOCIALISTS

Chair:  Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas

Papers:

"Ethos and Ethnos: Race and State in the Politics and History of Europe"
    David J. Levy, Middlesex University, London

"Eric Voegelin's 'History and Deutschen' Lectures (1966): Philosophical
Diagnosis and Judgement"
    Brendan Purcell, University College, Dublin

"Philosophy and Resistance? Voegelin's Treatment of European Racism"
    Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas

Discussants:

Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen, Nürnberg
Murray Jardine, Louisiana State University

Panel 5:  WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY: RATIONALISM, NOESIS, MYSTICISM? THE
STRAUSS-VOEGELIN DEBATE--ROUNDTABLE I

* Panels 5 & 6 are devoted to issues that arise from the important new book
_Faith and Political Philosophy: The Correspondence Between Leo Strauss & Eric
Voegelin 1934-1964_, trans. & ed. Peter Emberley & Barry Cooper (University
Park: Penn State University, 1993.)

Chair:  Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Participants:

James L. Wiser, Loyola University, Chicago
Ernest L. Fortin, Boston College
Daniel Mahonery, Assumption College
Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen, Nürnberg
John von Heyking, University of Calgary
Walter J. Thompson, University of Notre Dame


Panel 6:  WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY: RATIONALISM, NOESIS, MYSTICISM? THE
STRAUSS-VOEGELIN DEBATE--ROUNDTABLE II

Chair:  Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Participants:

Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace
Ralph McInerny, University of Notre Dame
Shadia B. Drury, University of Calgary
Daniel J. Elazar, Temple University
Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University
Donald Livingston, Emory University

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10th Annual Meeting, Sept. 5-6, 1994, New York

Panel l:  VOEGELIN AND HEGEL IN DIALOGUE

Chair:  Clarence F. Sills, Jr., U.S. Naval academy

Papers:

"What is living and what is dead in Voegelin's critique of Hegel?"
     Cyril O'Regan, Yale University

"In Defense of Hegel"
     Shadia B. Drury, University of Calgary

"Hegel as Critic of Voegelin"
     Clarence F. Sills, Jr., U.S. Naval Academy

Discussants:

Paul Gottfried, Elizabethtown College
Stanley Rosen, Pennsylvania State University


Panel 2: VOEGELIN AND SAINT AUGUSTINE

Chair:  Peter von Sivers, University of Utah

Papers:

"Remembering: The Young Augustine and the Young Voegelin"
     Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution& Peace

"Recollecting Reality: Augustine's _Confessions_ and Voegelin's _Order and
History_"
     Robert C. McMahon, Lousiana State University

"Questions for Reflection in Voegelin and Augustine"
     Geoffrey L. Price, Manchester University

"The Role of Faith and Love in the Formation of the Heart: Voegelin's Mystical
Epistemology"
     Charles W. Burchfield, Louisiana State University

Discussant:  Peter von Sivers, University of Utah


Panel 3:  DEMOCRACY AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE MODERN WORLD

Chair:  Robert P. Kraynak, Colgate University

Papers:

"Religion and Postmodern Reform: The Dissident Criticism of American democracy
by Solzhenitsyn and Havel"
     Peter Augustine Lawler, Berry College

"Liberalism and Christianity: Locke's Christian Setting"
     David Walsh, Catholic University of America

"On the Compatibility of Democracy and Christianity: An Analysis of the
Political Theologies of Glen Tinder and Jacques Maritain"
     Robert P. Kraynak, Colgate University

Discussants:

Ernest L. Fortin, Boston College
Susan Orr, Claremont Graduate School


Panel 4:  ROUNDTABLE: ON VOEGELIN AND THE MEANING OF LAW

Chair:  Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

Participants:

Henrik Syse, University of Oslo
William T. Tête, Loyola University of New Orleans Law School
William Thompson, Duquesne University
Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan


Panel 5:  SPIRITUAL & PHILOSOPHICAL DIMENSIONS OF THE AMERICAN MIND

Chair:  Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Papers:

"Tragedy in American Statecraft"
     Gregory Russell, University of Oklahoma

"John C. Calhoun and Popular Rule"
     H. Lee Cheek, Catholic University of America

"Voegelin's Early Vision: _The Form of the American Mind_"
     Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Discussants:

George K. Romoser, University of New Hampshire
Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University


Panel 6:  ROUNDTABLE ON CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE'S DEMOCRATIC PROSPECTS

Chair:  Donald S. Lutz, University of Houston

Participants:

Ken Whelan, Peripatetic Productions
Martin Palous, Charles University, Prague
A.E. Dick Howard, University of Virginia Law School
Joseph R. Marbach, Seton Hall University


Panel 7:  ROUNDTABLE ON VOEGELIN AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION

Chair:  Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University, San Antonio

Participants:

Calder Willingham, Independent Writer
Eugene Webb, University of Washington
Mary Pope Osborne, Author's Guild of America
Thomas D'Evelyn, Thomas D'Evelyn Literary Agency, Inc.
Steven Shankman, University of Oregon


Panel 8:  ROUNDTABLE ON VOEGELIN'S _THE ECUMENIC AGE_: A 20-YEAR
RETROSPECTIVE

Chair:  Michael Franz, Loyola College, Maryland

Participants:

Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida
Gerhart Niemayer, University of Notre Dame
James M. Rhodes, Marquette University
James L. Wiser, Loyola University, Chicago

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11th Annual Meeting, Sept. 1-2, 1995, Chicago

Panel 1:  NOMINALISM, REALISM, POST-MODERNISM--AND ERIC VOEGELIN

Chair:  Clarence F. Sills, Jr., U.S. Naval Academy

Papers:  

"Telling Tales: Intention, Participation & Narrative in Voegelin's Theory of Consciousness" 
    Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas

"Kicking the Rock & Viewing the Icon: Epistemology Between Heaven & Earth"  
    Jonathan Chaves, George Washington University

"The Real Nominalism of Post-Modernity" 
    J. Bottum, Associate Editor of First Things

"Consciousness and Reality: Eric Voegelin's Mitigated Realism"
    Clarence F. Sills, Jr., U. S. Naval Academy

Disc:  Stuart D. Warner, Roosevelt University


Panel 2:  VOEGELIN AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE

Chair:  Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University, San Antonio

Papers:  

"The Figure of Experience and Expression in Voegelin's Philosophy of Religion" 
    Frederick Lawrence, Boston College

"Voegelin and Creatio ex Nihilo" 
    Ken Whelan, The Peripatetic Porch

"Grounding Public Discourse: Eric Voegelin's Contribution" 
    John Ranieri, Seton Hall University

Disc:    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution
    Michael Morrissey, University of St. Thomas
    Michael P. Federici, Mercyhurst College


Panel 3:  THE NOTION OF POLITICS IN VOEGELIN'S POLITICAL THEORY

Chair:  Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Papers:  

"Between Philosophy and Common Sense: Voegelin's Evasion of Politics" 
    Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii at Manoa

"Voegelin and the Politics of Rebellion," 
    Cindy Kobayashi, University of Hawaii at Manoa

"Transcendence and Politics: Voegelin's Critique of Modernity"
    Louis Herman, University of Hawaii at West Oahu

Disc:     Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
    Juergen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


PANEL 4:  MAN AND NATURE IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT

Chair:    Robert P. Kraynak, Colgate University

Papers:  

"Science and Gnosticism: Walker Percy and Vaclav Havel on Man in the Cosmos"  
    Peter Augustine Lawler, Berry College

"The Experience of Totalitarianism & the Recovery of Nature: Thoughts on Solzhenitsyn, Havel, & Strauss" 
    Daniel J. Mahoney, Assumption College

"The Christian View of Human Dignity: Ancient and Modern Perspectives" 
    Robert P. Kraynak, Colgate University

Disc:    Cecil L. Eubanks, Louisiana State University
    Martin Palous, Charles University


Panel 5:  THE PERSISTENCE OF GNOSTIC ELITES DURING DEMOCRATIC REGIME TRANSITIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

Chair:    David C. Jordan, University of Virginia

Papers:  

"Oligarchy and the Argentine Privatization" 
    Lowell S. Gustafason, Villanova University

"Obstructing Transitions: The Case of Mexico" 
    David C. Jordan, University of Virginia

"Bolivia and Ecuador: Successes & Failures in Democratization"
    Edward A. Lynch, Hollins College

"The Orthodox Catholic View of Neoliberalism" 
    Craig Waggaman, Radford University

Disc:    Robert A. Packenham, Stanford University
    Emilio Pacheco, Liberty Fund, Inc.


Panel 6:  ROUNDTABLE ON VOEGELIN'S "HISTORY OF POLITICAL IDEAS"

Chair:    Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Parts:    Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution
    Peter von Sivers, University of Utah
    Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado, Boulder
    David Walsh, Catholic University of America


Panel 7:  ANCIENTS, MEDIEVALS AND MODERNS IN VOEGELIN'S PHILOSOPHY

Chair:    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

Papers:  

"Voegelin on Aristotelian Noesis"
    Gerald Day, McMaster University

"Axis History and Participation in St. Augustine: Memory, Time, Mystery & Ascent" 
    Mark L. Johnson, Louisiana State University

"Voegelin and Thomas Hobbes" 
    Henrik Syse, University of Oslo.

"Plato's Metaxy in the Thought of Voegelin and Simone Weil"  
    William P. Simmons, Louisiana State University

"Voegelin and Analytic Philosophy" 
    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

Disc:    John von Heyking, Notre Dame University


Panel 8:  VOEGELIN'S FROM ENLIGHTENMENT TO REVOLUTION AFTER 20 YEARS

Chair:    Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Papers:  

"Voegelin's Analysis of the Deformation of Consciousnes In Voltaire" 
    Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

"The Moral Blindness of Scientific Man: Eric Voegelin & Hans Morganthau on the Ethics of Modernity" 
    Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma

"The Secularization of Natural Law and Its Consequences"
    William Tete, Loyola University of New Orleans

Disc:    Michael G. Franz, Loyola College of Maryland
    Murray Jardine, Louisiana State University

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12th Annual Meeting, Aug. 30-31, 1996, San Francisco

Panel 1:  VOEGELIN CONTRA HEIDEGGER: WHERE DO THE DIFFERENCES LIE?

Chair:    William Tete, Loyola University of New Orleans

Papers:  

"Two Faces of Plato: Voegelin and Heidegger"
    Stuart Warner, Roosevelt University

"Authoritarian Thought"
    Shadia B. Drury, University of Calgary

"Reading Voegelin As A Response to Heidegger"
    William Tete, Loyola University of New Orleans

Disc:    Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Martin Palous, Charles University, Prague


Panel 2:  VOEGELIN, KANT AND THE MEANING OF REASON

Chair:  Clarence F. Sills, United States Naval Academy

Papers:   

"The _Non-Experientiable_ Ordering Force:  Reflections on the Kantian Baggage and In Search of Order"
    Peter von Sivers, University of Utah

"Concept and Symbol in Kant and Voegelin"
    Clarence F. Sills, United States Naval Academy

"Voegelin, Gadamer and Marburg Neo-Kantianism"
    Gerald L. Day, McMaster University

Disc:    Phillip Goggans, Seattle Pacific University
    Cecil L. Eubanks, Louisiana State University


Panel 3:  VOEGELIN'S READING OF THE ANCIENTS

Chair:  Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University

Papers:  

"The Derailment of the Mystic Philosophers: or, Sophistic Thinking in a Technical Sense"
    Thomas Chance, Independent Scholar

"The Uses of Plato in Voegelin's Philosophy"
    Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University

"Meditation and the Paradox of Consciousness: Voegelin and Augustine"
    Robert McMahon, Louisiana State University

Disc:    Kenneth Quandt, Independent Scholar
    Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado, Boulder


PANEL 4:  THERAPY,  POLITICAL AND PERSONAL: VOEGELIN'S ANALYSIS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Chair:    Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University

Papers:   

"Therapies in Voegelin's Vienna"
    Reinhold Knoll & Gilbert Weiss, University of Vienna

"Consciousness or Psyche?  Voegelin's Advances in Analysis"
    Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder

"Order of Psyche & Order of Society"
    Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University

"Voegelin and Therapy:  An Analyst's Caveats"
    David Tresan, M. D., C. G. Jung Institute of Northern California

Disc:    Eugene Webb, University of Washington
    John von Heyking, University of Notre Dame


Panel 5:  POLITICAL THEORY,  RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY IN VOEGELIN'S WORK

Chair:    Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Papers:  

"Augustine and Vico in Voegelin's Philosophy of History"
    Geoffrey Price, University of Manchester

"The 'People of God' and the Rise of Ideological Politics"
    Thomas W. Heilke, University of Kansas

"Voegelin on Hitler and the Germans"
    Brendan Purcell, University College, Dublin

"Christian Realism and American Democracy: Reinhold Niebuhr and Eric Voegelin"
    Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma

Disc:    Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
    Peter von Sivers, University of Utah


Panel 6:  VOEGELIN'S ISRAEL AND REVELATION AFTER 40 YEARS: A ROUNDTABLE

Chair:    William M. Thompson, Duquesne University

          The topics for the "Israel & Revelation" Roundtable 
                   (a 40th Anniversary Reappraisal) 

      1)  A "Second Look" at My Earlier Review-Essay 
          (Bernhard Anderson, Princeton)

      2)  The Place of "Israel & Revelation" in Voegelin's "Werk" 
          (Ellis Sandoz, LSU)

      3)  A Jewish Perspective 
          (Aaron Mackler, Duquesne U)

      4)  Revisiting Isaiah and "Metastasis" 
          (David Morse, Duquesne U -- Co-chair of Roundtable)

      5)  Christ & Christianity in "Israel & Revelation" 
          (William M. Thompson, Duquesne U -- Co-Chair of Roundtable)

      6)  Perspectives from Contemporary Political Theory 
          (John Jordan, U of Virginia -- replacing Dante Germino)

      7)  A Levinasian Reading 
          (Marie Baird, Duquesne U)

          Response: Paul Caringella (Hoover Inst.)


Panel 7:  HUMAN NATURE, CONSCIOUSNESS AND POLITICS IN RECENT PHILOSOPHY

Chair:    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

Papers:

"Voegelin and the Frankfurt School"
    Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii at Manoa

"Husserl, Patocka and Voegelin: The Crisis of Political Consciousness"
    Martin Palous, Charles University, Prague

"Charles Taylor, John R. Searle and Eric Voegelin:  What is Mind?"
    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

"Voegelin and Emmanuel Levinas:  A Comparison"
    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution

Disc:    Steven R. McCarl, University of Denver


Panel 8:  WHAT IS MODERNITY?

Chair:    Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

Papers:  

"Blumenberg, Loewith and Voegelin on Secularization"
    Henrik Syse, University of Oslo

"Modernity and the Problem of Transcendence"
    Eugene Webb, University of Washington

"Francis Bacon, Puritan Gnosticism and Modernity"
    Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

"Between Sacralization and Secularization: Cudworth's Alternative to the Modern Conscience"
    Lenore Thomas Ealy, The Johns Hopkins University

Disc:    David J. Walsh, Catholic University of America

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12th Annual Meeting, Aug. 29-30, 1997, Washington, DC

Panel 1:  VOEGELIN AND PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY AND CONSCIOUSNESS

Chair:    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan 

Papers: 
"Eric Voegelin and the Schelling Renaissance"
    Gerald L. Day, McMaster University

"Charles Taylor, John R. Searle, and Eric Voegelin: What is Mind?"
    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan 

"The Nexus of Politics: Camus' First Man and Voegelin's Anamnetic Recovery"
    John Randolph LeBlanc, Louisiana State University

"Voegelin and Rosenstock-Huessy on History & Revolution"
    Wayne Cristaudo, University of Adelaide

Disc:    Henrik Syse, University of Oslo
    Geoffrey L. Price, University of Manchester


Panel 2:  ERIC VOEGELIN'S HISTORY OF POLITICAL IDEAS: A ROUNDTABLE

Chair:    Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Participants:

    Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado, Boulder
    David Walsh, Catholic University of America
    Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
    Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder
    James L. Wiser, Jr., Loyola University of Chicago
    John Agresto, St. John's College in Santa Fe


Panel 3: ERIC VOEGELIN'S "THE GOSPEL AND CULTURE": A ROUNDTABLE

Chair:    William M. Thompson, Duquesne University

Participants:

    Henrik Syse, University of Oslo
    William M. Thompson, Duquesne University
    David L. Morse, Duquesne University
    V. Bradley Lewis, Catholic University of America


PANEL 4:  PHILOSOPHY AND FICTION: ERIC VOEGELIN & MODERN LITERATURE

Chair:    Charles R. Embry, Texas A & M University, Commerce

Papers: 

"The Mirth of Angels and Devils: Activist Dreaming and the Poles of Utopianism and Absurdity in Milan Kundera's The Book of Laughter and Forgetting"
    Polly Detels, Texas A & M, Commerce

"'Farewell cool reason and fair discretion!' Or, Apperzeptions-verweigerung and Second Reality in Heimoto von Doderer and Eric Voegelin"
    Charles R. Embry, Texas A & M, Commerce

"Experience and Symbolization of 'Politics' in Dazai Osamu's Shayo [Setting Sun]"
    Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University

"A Novelist's Exploration of the Depth: Hermann Broch's The Sleepwalkers"
    Jodi Cockerill, University of Notre Dame

"Political Theory and Representation in Robert Penn Warren"  
    Steven D. Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.

Disc:    Martin Palous, Charles University, Prague
    Cecil L. Eubanks, Louisiana State University


Panel 5:  GNOSTICISM IN ITS MODERN MANIFESTATIONS

Chair:    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Papers: 

"Harold Bloom's Gnostic America"
    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

"The Romance of the Soul: Literature and the Gnostic Psychodrama"
    Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado at Boulder

"Participation and Its Discontents: Gnostic Anxiety"
    Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University at San Antonio

"History and Gnosis: Voegelin's Reply to Bultmann"
    Christopher Colmo, Rosary College

"Hyperdemocracy and the Gnostic Impulse"
    William D. Gairdner, Independent Scholar

Disc:    John von Heyking, University of Notre Dame
    Todd Breyfogle, University of Chicago & Liberty
    Neal Fuller, Louisiana State University


Panel 6:  ETHICS AND REALITY: VOEGELIN, LEVINAS AND LONERGAN

Chair:    Glenn A. Hughes, St. Mary's University

Papers: 

"PERIAGOGE: Conversion and Differentiation in Voegelin and Lonergan"
    Fred Lawrence, Boston College

"Equivalence of Meaning: Cognitional Theory and the History of Symbols"
    Thomas J. McPartland, Whitney Young College, Kentucky State University

"Human Subjectivity as a Partnership in Being: A Dialogue Between Voegelin and Levinas"
    Marie L. Baird, Duquesne University

Disc:    David Walsh, Catholic University of America
    Steven McCarl, University of Denver
    Kenneth Keulman, Loyola University of New Orleans


Panel 7:  NOESIS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY: VOEGELIN, HAYEK, MISES, & ROEPKE

Chair: Clarence F. Sills, U. S. Naval Academy

Papers: 

"Reflections on Prospects for 'Ordered Liberty' in Voegelin, von Mises and Roepke"
    Clarence F. Sills, U. S. Naval Academy

"Anti-Scientism and Liberty in the Thought of Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek and Wilhelm Roepke"
    William F. Campbell, Louisiana State University

"Against A Scientism of Management, Again!"
    Nathan W. Harter, Purdue University

Disc:    William T. Tete, Loyola University of New Orleans
    Michael G. Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

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13th Annual Meeting, Sept. 4-5, 1998, Boston


Panel 1: Multiple Modernities: Voegelin's Relevance to Contemporary International Political Theory-A Roundtable 
   
Chair:    Mendo Castro Henriques, Catholic University of Portugal

Papers: 

"Is Modernity Gnostic?"
    David J. Levy, Middlesex University, London

"Modernity and Philosophy: The Italian Reception of Voegelin"
    Sandro Chignola, University of Verona, Italy

"Voegelin and French Philosophy: There and Back"
    Jacob Schmutz, Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris

"Voegelin & Current Trends in Portuguese Political Theory"
    Mendo Castro Henriques, Catholic University of Portugal 

"Multiple Modernities"
    Shmuel Eisenstadt, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

"Voegelin and Democratization Issues"
    Paul Rich & Guillermo de los Reyes, University of the Americas, Peublo


Panel 2: Voegelin's "Race" books As A Critique of Nazi Ideology
            
Chair:    Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii
   
Papers: 

"Contemporary Responses to Voegelin's 'Race' Books: A Critical Overview"
    Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado-Boulder
   
"Hannah Arendt and Eric Voegelin on Race Thinking and Modernity"
    Leah Bradshaw, Brock University, Ontario

"The Philosophical Anthropology of Race: A Voegelinian Encounter" 
    Thomas W. Heilke, University of Kansas
   
"Voegelin's Overcoming of Race as _Ersatzpolitik_"
    Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii
   
Respondant: Klaus Vondung, University of Siegen, Germany


Panel 3: Voegelin, the Ancient Greeks, and the Nature of Philosophy
   
Chair:    Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University
   
Papers: 

"Literature and Transcendence in Plato, Pseudo-Longinus, and Voegelin"
    Richard F. Moorton, Connecticut College
   
"Mystic Philosophy in Plato's Seventh Letter"
    James M. Rhodes, Marquette University
   
"Plato on Suffering and Salvation: A Voegelinian Reading"
    Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University (Ontario)
   
"Voegelin's Reading of the Parmenides: Some Critical Reflections"
    Mark W. Sinnett, First Presbyterian Church of Stephenville, Texas
   
Disc:    Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado-Boulder
   
 
Panel 4: Reason and Revelation in Voegelin's Philosophy
   
Chair:    John Ranieri, Seton Hall University
   
Papers: 
    
"Does Athens Need Jerusalem? The Bible in Voegelin's Later Thought"
    John Ranieri, Seton Hall University
   
"Is the Distinction Between Reason and Revelation Obsolete?"
    Frederick G. Lawrence, Boston College
   
"Restoring the Conversation: Socratic Dialectic in Kierkegaard"
    Mark W. Sinnett, First Presbyterian Church of Stephenville, Texas
   
"Religion in the Thought of John Stuart Mill"
    Linda Raeder, Catholic University of America
   
Disc:    David Walsh, Catholic University of America
    Cecil L. Eubanks, Louisiana State University
    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace
   

Panel 5: Voegelin and the Diversity of Politics
   
Chair:    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

Papers: 

"Voegelin, Violence, and Gnosticism"
    Dante Germino, University of Amsterdam
   
"The Transcendental in American Statecraft: The Political Theory of Theodore Roosevelt"
    Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma
   
"Just Law Theory in Light of Voegelin,"
    Henrik Syse, University of Oslo
   
"Understanding Totalitarianism After the Velvet Revolution"
    Martin Palous, Charles University
   
Disc:    Lee Trepanier, Louisiana State University
    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan
   

Panel 6: Cosmos and World, Myth and Dedivinization in Voegelin's Late Work
   
Chair:    Glenn Hughes, Saint Mary's University 

Papers: 

"Voegelin on the Significance of Plato's Myths of Immortality"
    Mark Morelli, Loyola Marymount
   
"Voegelin's Late Work as an Approach to Education"
    Thomas D'Evelyn, Brown Learning Community
   
"Logos and Community in Eric Voegelin and Simone Weil"
    Margaret S. Hrezo, Radford University
   
"Twilight of the Gods: the Problem of Divine Presence in the World after Differentiation"
    Glenn Hughes, Saint Mary's University, San Antonio
   
Disc:    Eugene Webb, University of Washington
    Thomas McPartland, Whitney Young College, Kentucky State University
   

Panel 7: Experience and Reality in Ethics and Politics 

Chair:    Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.
   
Papers: 

"Transcendence and Subjectivity: A Comparison of Voegelin with Emmanuel Levinas"
    Marie Baird, Duquesne University & Steve McCarl, University of Denver
   
"Voegelin's Debt to Schelling"
    Gerald L. Day, McMaster University, Ontario
   
"Voegelin and Marx"
    Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland
   
Disc:    Barry Cooper, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
    Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.

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15th Annual Meeting, Sept. 3-4, 1999, Atlanta


Panel 1. Nietzsche and Husserl in the Political Theory of Eric Voegelin and Leo Strauss 

Chair:    Cecil Eubanks, Louisiana State University 

Papers: 

"Beyond Nature and Convention: Voegelin's Political Theory as an Alternative to Straussian Objectivism and Nietzschean Subjectivism" 
    Murray Jardine, Auburn University 

"Voegelin's Nietzschean Critique of Modernity" 
    Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University 

"Voegelin, Patoka, and Husserl's "Crisis of European Sciences" 
    Edward F. Findlay, Louisiana State University 

"Leo Strauss's Understanding of Nietzsche" 
    Horst Mewes, University of Colorado, Boulder 

Disc:    Gilbert Weiss, University of Vienna 
    Clarence Sills, Independent Scholar 


Panel 2. Ethnicity and Universality: Voegelin and Contemporary Theory in Dialogue

Chair:    William M. Thompson, Duquesne University 

Papers: 

"The Improbability of a 'Clash of Civilizations'" 
    Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii 

"Old Wine in New Skins? The Religious Challenge to Political Order in Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations " 
    Dennis Marshall, Aquinas College 

"A Voegelinian Reading of Miroslav Volf's Exclusion and Embrace..." 
    David L. Morse, Duquesne University 

"'Human nature,' 'humankind,' and 'history' in Voegelin's Philosophical Anthropology" 
    Stefan Rossbach, Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury 

Disc:    Marie Baird, Duquesne University 
    William M. Thompson, Duquesne University 
    Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma 


Panel 3: Voegelin's Augustinian Assumptions 

Chair: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University 

Papers: 

"The Anatomy of Remembrance: Voegelin's Debt to St. Augustine" 
    Todd Breyfogle, Liberty Fund, Inc. 

"Voegelin's Philosophy of History and Augustine" 
    Henrik Syse, University of Oslo 

"Political Friendship in Voegelin and Augustine" 
    John F. von Heyking, University of Calgary 

"Participation and Creation: Voegelin and Augistine's Confessions" 
    Robert C. McMahon, Louisiana State University

Disc:    Paul Grimley Kuntz, Emory University 
    Elizabeth Campbell Corey, Louisiana State University 


Panel 4: Voegelin and Christianity 

Chair:    John Ranieri, Seton Hall 

Papers: 

"What Voegelin Missed in the Gospels" 
    John Ranieri, Seton Hall 

"Is Paul Tillich Hiding? The In-Between Structure of (Existential) Correlation" 
    Mark W. Sinnett, Clemmons Presbyterian Church 

"The Inseparability of Faith and Reason" 
    David Walsh, Catholic University of America 

Disc:    Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University, San Antonio 
    Brian J. Braman, Boston College 


Panel 5: Totalitarianism: The Voegelin-Arendt Controversy 

Chair:    Barry Cooper, University of Calgary 

Papers: 

"Voegelin's Review of Arendt's Book The Origins of Totalitarianism 
    Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii at Manoa 

"The Voegelin-Arendt Controversy over Totalitarianism" 
    Martin Palous, Charles University, Prauge 

"Voegelin's Second Look at Totalitarianism: The Munich Lectures on Hitler and the Germans" 
    Brendan Purcell, University College Dublin 

"The Relevance of Voegelin's Concept 'Political Religion'" 
    Friedemann Buettner, Free University Berlin 

Disc:    Jeffrey C. Isaac, Indiana University 


Panel 6: Are There Practical Applications of Voegelin's Political Philosophy? 

Chair:    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution 

Papers: 

"Why Eric Voegelin Can Assist Empirical Political Science" 
    Barry Cooper, University of Calgary 

"Teaching Voegelin to Undergraduates: Labor of Sisyphus or No Alternative To It?" 
    Nicholas John Pappas, Radford University 

"The Breakup of Yugoslavia: A Voegelinian Perspective" 
    James K. Bruton, Independent Scholar 

"Voegelin and Donald Winnicott on the In-Between in Human Life" 
    Robert S. Seiler, Jr., Independent Scholar 

Disc:    David D. Corey, Louisiana State University 
    Paul Rich, University of the Americas, Pueblo 


Panel 7: Beyond Good and Evil: Spiritualism, Violence, and the Destruction of Order 

Chair:    Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder 

Papers:

"Between Birds of Prey: Violent Thought Beyond Good and Evil" 
    Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder 

"Gnosticism and Violence in 20th Century Politics" 
    Dante Germino, University of Virginia 

"Apocalypse and Violence" 
    Klaus Vondung, University of Siegen 

Disc:    Michael Henry, St. Vincent's College, St. John's University 
    Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

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16th Annual Meeting, Sept. 1-2, 2000, Washington, DC


Panel 1. Representation, Ethics, and Sources of Order in the Thought of Eric Voegelin, Paul Ricouer, Emmanuel Levinas, Gilles Deleuze, and Xavier Zubiri

Chair:    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution

Papers: 

"Levinas and Voegelin on the 'Foundations' of Politics"
    William Paul Simmons, Bethany College 

"Transcendence and Immanence: Eric Voegelin and Gilles Deleuze on Conditions for Political Order"
    Jeff Bell, Southeastern Louisiana University 

"Sight, Sound, and Postmodernity: The Role of Speech in Reconstructing Ethical Discourse"
    Murray Jardine, Auburn University 

"Phenomenology, Representation, and Symbols in the Thought of Voegelin and Paul Ricoeur"
    Peter A. Petrakis, Southeastern Louisiana University 

"Voegelin, Levinas, and Zubiri: Beginning A Conversation"
    Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution 

Disc:    Marie Baird, Duquesne University
    Oona Ajzenstat, McMaster University


Panel 2. Voegelin and the Study of Machiavelli

Chair:    Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado, Boulder

Papers:

"Was Machiavelli a Spiritual Realist?"
    Dante Germino, University of Virginia

"Machiavelli: the Father of Leadership Studies"
    Nathan W. Harter, Purdue University

"Strauss and Voegelin on Machiavelli"
    Athanasios Moulakis, University of Colorado at Boulder

"Machiavelli on Growth as an End"
    William Connell, Seton Hall University

"Voegelin's Interpretation of Machiavelli's Castruccio Castracani"
    Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Thammasat University, Bangkok

Disc:    John von Heyking, University of Calgary
    Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., Harvard University 


Panel 3. Voegelin's Science of Human Affairs and German Geisteswissenschaft

Chair: Gerald Day, McMaster University

Papers: 

"History as Horizon: Eric Voegelin's Philosophical Wissenschaft"
    Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado

"Eric Voegelin and Karl Jaspers on History"
    Harald Bergbauer, University of Augsburg

"Social Science and Salvation: Notes on one Branch of German Sociology"
    William Petropulos, The British Council 

"Recovering the Spiritual Science of Philosophical Anthropology: F.W.J. Schelling and Voegelin"
    Gerald L. Day, McMaster University

Disc:    Klaus Vondung, University of Siegen
    Hans-Jörg Sigwart, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Panel 4. Philosophy, Science, and Modernity

Chair: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Papers: 

"Eric Voegelin and Martin Heidegger as Critics of Modernity"
    Arno Baruzzi, University of Augsburg 

"The Phenomenology of Moral Life: The Retrieval of the Christian-humanism in the Work of Scheler, Hartmann, and Hildebrand"
    Andreas A. M. Kinneging, University of Leiden

"Episteme: Reflections on Voegelin, Hegel, and Modernity"
    Clarence Sills, Independent Scholar 

Disc:    Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University, San Antonio
    Edward Findlay, Louisiana State University
    William Petropoulos, The British Council

Panel 5. Voegelin, the Great Reformation, and Its Aftermath: A Critical Assessment

Chair:    Mark W. Sinnett, St. John's College, Annapolis

Papers: 

"Voegelin the Faithless: Thoughts from Luther"
    Joshua Mitchell, Georgetown University

"Was Eric Voegelin Fair to the Lutheran Reformation?"
    Henrik Syse, International Peace Institute (PRIO), Norway & Asbjörn Bjornes, University of Oslo

"Calvin, Gnosis and Anti-Philosophy: Voegelin's Treatment of the Reformation"
    Thomas W. Heilke, University of Kansas

"An Agnostic View of Voegelin's Gnostic Calvin"
    William Stevenson, Calvin College

"History and Faith: Eric Voegelin and Historical Jesus Research"
    Aaron D. Hoffman, Catholic University of America 

Disc:    David L. Morse, Duquesne University
    William M. Thompson, Duquesne University 


Panel 6.    Roundtable on Eric Voegelin and the Foundations of Modern Political Science, by Barry Cooper (University of Missouri Press, 1999)

Chair:    Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

Parts:    Martin Palous, Charles University, Prague
    Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.
    Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland
    David Walsh, Catholic University of America
    Walter J. Nicgorski, University of Notre Dame
    Respondent: Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Panel 7. Order and History, vol. 5, and the Scope of Noetic Science

Chair: Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University, San Antonio

Papers: 

"Implications for Education of Voegelin's 'In Search of Order'"
    Thomas D'Evelyn, Providence College

"The Experience of History and Place: A Voegelinian Perspective"
    Jack D. Elliott, Miss. Dept. of Archives and History

"Aristotle, Voegelin, and Noesis"
    David D. Corey, Louisiana State University

"What is Noetic Science?"
    Thomas J. McPartland, Kentucky State University 

Disc:    William M. Thompson, Duquesne University
    Brian J. Braman, Boston College

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17th ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM, San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2001.

Panel 1.  Voegelin, Literature, and Philosophy

Chair: Margaret Hrezo, Radford University

Papers: 

"Spirit and Power: Political Order in Dostoevsky and Nietzsche"
    Todd Meyers, University of Phoenix, 
 
"Bedeviled by Boredom: A Theory of Consciousness in Dostoevsky's Possessed"
    Richard Avramenko, Georgetown University, 

"The Poetic Core of Eric Voegelin"
    Max Arnott, Independent Scholar 

"Voegelin and Michael Polanyi on the Relationship Between Epistemology and Politics"
    Mark Mitchell, Georgetown University
    
Discussants:   Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund
               Gilbert Weiss, University of Vienna
               Hans-Jörg Sigwart, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Panel 2.  Medieval Theory, Ideology and Modern Political Philosophy

Chair: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Papers:

"Nicholas of Cusa and the Grounds of Toleration"
    John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

"The Political Thought of Joachim de Fiore"
    Matthias Riedl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

"'Entzauberung' and 'Verzauberung:' Some Problems of the Concept of Immanentization"
    Govert J. Buijs, Free University of Amsterdam

"Voegelin and the Political"
    Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg 

Discussants:   Todd Breyfogle, University of Denver
               Peter von Sivers, University of Utah
               Tilo Schabert, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
               Stephen Varvis, Fresno Pacific University

Panel 3.  Voegelin on Plato and Aristotle

Co-Chairs: Dante Germino, University of Amsterdam &

           James M. Rhodes, Marquette University

Papers:

"Voegelin's Theory of Interpretation as Applied to Plato and Aristotle"
    Dante Germino, University of Amsterdam

"An Old Obligation"
    James M. Rhodes, Marquette University

"The Erotics of Recognition in Plato"
    Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University

"Plato, the Prophet"
    Tilo Schabert, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

"Voegelin's Aristotle and Conservative Reform"
    Timothy Collins, University of North Alabama

Discussants:   George Klosko, University of Virginia
               Dietmar Herz, University of Erfurt
               James L. Wiser, University of San Francisco

Panel 4.  Voegelin and the Pre-Socratics

Chair: Richard G. Geldard, Yeshiva University

Papers:

"Voegelin, the Pre-Socratics, and the Noetic Quest"
    Richard Geldard, Yeshiva University

"Hesiod as Precursor of the Pre-Socratic Philosophers"
    Richard Moorton, Connecticut College

"The Pre-Socratics: Dynamics and Psychological Implications of the Leap in Being"
    David I. Tresan, Independent Scholar

Discussants:   Kenneth Quandt, Independent Scholar
               Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution
               Thomas J. McPartland, Kentucky State University

Panel 5.  Ethics and the Law

Chair: Andreas A. M. Kinneging, University of Leiden

Papers:

"Voegelin's Conception of the Moral Order"
    Andreas A. M. Kinneging, University of Leiden

"Comparing Voegelin's 'Representation' and the Constitutional Lawyer's 'Interpretation'"
    Lewis H. LaRue, Washington & Lee University

"Voegelin and Constitutionalism,"
    Paul B. Cliteur, University of Leiden

"Thoughts on Voegelin's The Nature of the Law"
    Patrick H. Martin, Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University,

Discussants:   Patrick B. Brown, Seattle University
               David J. Walsh, Catholic University of America

Panel 6.  Perspectives on Hitler, National Socialism, and the Holocaust

Chair: Marie Baird, Duquesne University

Papers:

"Anamnesis and the Gray Zone: A Voegelinian Meditation on Holocaust Survival"
    Marie Baird, Duquesne University

"National Socialism as a Political Religion"
    Michael Burleigh, Washington and Lee University

"'Heidegger and the Germans': Voegelin on Ontotheology and Nazism"
    Oona Ajzenstat, University of Toronto

"Voegelin's Analysis of Nazism in the Light of Recent Historical Research"
    Clifford F.  Porter, Defense Language Institute and Presidio of Monterey

Discussants:   Klaus Vondung, University of Siegen
               Brendan Purcell, University College Dublin

Panel 7. Gnosticism and Varieties of Modernity

Chair: Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

Papers:

"Voegelin's View of Gnosticism and Modernity in Two Keynote Lectures from 1971 and 1975"
    Stephen A. McKnight, University of Florida

"'Gnosis' in Eric Voegelin's Philosophy"
    Stefan Rossbach, University of Kent at Canterbury

"Experience and Symbolization in Qumran: Are There Modern Equivalences?"
    Mark W. Sinnett, St. John's College, Annapolis

"Clarity Before Currency: Gnosticism and the Analysis of Spiritual Disorder"
    Michael G. Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

Discussants:   Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas
               Klaus Vondung, University of Siegen

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18TH ANNUAL MEETING, Boston, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, 2002

Panel 1.  The Mythic Horizon: Eric Voegelin and Hans Jonas on Religion, 
Myth and Truth

Chair: Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University (San Antonio)

Papers:"Narrative and Conversion"
         Frederick Lawrence, Boston College

         "Mythic Truth and the Art of Science"
         David J. Levy, Middlesex University

         "Myth, Aberrant Myth, and Ambient Vision"
         Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University (San Antonio)

Disc.:  Thomas J. McPartland, Whitney Young College, Kentucky State University
         Brendan Purcell, University College, Dublin

Panel 2.   How Voegelin, Strauss and Oakeshott Use Hobbes to 
Understand Modernity

Chair: Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

Papers: "Coming to Terms with Hobbes and Modernity"
          Nicholas Capaldi, University of Tulsa

"Three Views of Leviathan: Oakeshott, Strauss, Voegelin"
         W. John Coats, Connecticut College

"Oakeshott and Voegelin on Hobbes: Gnostic but not Rationalist?"
         Elizabeth C. Corey, Louisiana State University

"A Comparison and Evaluation of Interpretation: Voegelin and Strauss on Thomas
Hobbes"
Jeremy Mhire, Louisiana State University

Panel 3.  Hermeneutics, Interpretation and Science in Political Philosophy

Chair: TBA

Papers:
         "Hermeneutics and Political theory: Voegelin and Gadamer"
         Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

         "Reading Voegelin: A Deconstructionist Perspective"
         Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado-Boulder

         "Interpreting Plato: Gadamer versus Voegelin"
          Andreas Kinneging, University of Amsterdam

Disc.: Athanasios Moulakis, Virginia Tech University

Panel 4.  Liberal Democracy, Secularization, and "the end of metaphysics"

Chair:    Horst Mewes, University of Colorado

Papers: "Secularization and the  foundations of modern liberal democracy"
               Horst Mewes, University of Colorado

         "The Question of Transcendence in a Secularizing Age."
              Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

          "Liberal Democracy and political theology: Voegelin vs. Carl Schmitt"
               Hans-Joerg Sigwart, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

         "Descartes: foundations of modernity and liberal democracy."
              Michael Gillespie, Duke University

Disc.:     Juergen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Panel 5. "The Consciousness of the Storyteller:" Eric Voegelin and Literary 
Criticism

Chair: Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University

Papers: "Une Manière Peinée?  Emplotment, Storytelling, and Consciousness 
in LaClos' Les
Liaisons dangereuses"
         Polly Detels, Texas A&M University-Commerce

"`An exceedingly ordinary thing:' History and Consciousness in A Book of 
Memories by
Peter Nadas and Anamnesis by Eric Voegelin"
         Charles Embry, Texas A & M University-Commerce

"Order and Estrangement in Meiji Japan: Reservoirs of Reality in the 
Literary Consciousness
of Natsume Soseki"
         Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University

         "`In-Between' Cultures: Voegelin, Bhabha, and the Temporality of 
the Political"
         Randy LeBlanc, University of Texas at Tyler

Disc.:  Peter A Petrakis, Southeastern Louisiana University
                 Benjamin L. Wren, Loyola University in New Orleans

Panel 6.  Civilization, Culture and World Order

Chair: Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma

Papers:         "Politics Among Civilizations"
                 David Clinton, Tulane University

"Civilization  and International Order: The Ethnonational Dimension in the
Arab_Israeli Conflict"
                 Shmuel Sandler, Bar-Ilan University

         "Civilization as Paradigm: An Inquiry into the Hermeneutics of 
Conflict"
                 Mark Gismondi, Northwest Nazarene University

         "Civilizational Orders and Disorders"
                 Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland
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Disc.:  Michael Desch, University of Kentucky
                 Timothy J. Lomperis, Saint Louis University

Panel 7. Modernity and Themes in Political Theory

Chair: Jene M Porter, University of Saskatchewan

Papers: "What is Modernity and How did it Arise?"
                Jene M. Porter, University of Saskatchewan

                "Reflections on the Transparence of the Modern World"
                David J. Walsh, Catholic University of America

        "On Some Sources of Modernity: Eschatology, Asceticism, 
Gnosticism"
                 Arpad Szakolczai, University College Cork

        "Reflections on Voegelin's Philosophy of History 
and on Central Europe after Communism"
                 Martin Palous, Charles University

Disc.:  Michael P. Federici, Mercyhurst College
                 John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge
                 Maben Walter Poirier, Concordia University

Panel 8.  Voegelin and Christianity: A Roundtable

Chair: Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace

Parts.:         Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

              Glenn Hughes, Saint Mary's University (San Antonio)

              Frederick Wagner, Independent Scholar

              Thomas D'Evelyn, Brown Learning Community

              Theodore R. Weber, Emory University

Panel 9. Conflict, History, and Political Theory

Chair: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Papers: "Voegelin's Early Unpublished Writings: Some Enduring Themes"
         William Petropulos, Independent Scholar

        "Niemeyer and Voegelin on Tolerable and Intolerable Evil"
         Michael Henry, St. John's University

         "Memory and Conflict in Augustine, Dante, and Voegelin"
         Henrik Syse, International Peace Research Institute (PRIO) and
                 Asbjörn Bjornes, University of Oslo

         "Voegelin's Account of Tragedy in the New World Disorder"
         Paul Corey, McMaster University

Disc.:  Jennifer K. Thompson, Liberty Fund
         Lee Trepanier, Southern Utah University
         Peter McMylor, University of Manchester

Panel 10.  Literary and Psychological Dimensions of Political Philosophy
Saturday, Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m.

Chair:  Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund

Papers:         "Compactness, Poetic Ambiguity, and the Equivalences of 
Experience"
                 Steven Ealy, Liberty Fund

                 "Voegelin as a Psychopathologist"
                 Robert S. Seiler, Jr., Independent Scholar

                 "Voegelinian Themes in Henrik Ibsen"
                 Tor Richardsen, Independent Scholar and
                    Henrik Syse, International Peace Institute (PRIO)

                 "Reading Plato: The Digression in Seventh Letter"
                 John Baltes, Louisiana State University

Disc.:  Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
         Richard G. Avramenko, Georgetown University