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Eric Voegelin Society Meeting 2003

ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY 2003

Philadelphia, PA, August 28-31, 2003

99th APSA Annual Meeting, 19th EVS Annual International Meeting

Organizer: Ellis Sandoz , Louisiana State University  

Posted by permission of the respective authors. Copyright 2003. 

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Program Summary

 

Panel 1. Science, Scientism, and Voegelin's New Science

 

Panel 2. Ecumenism, Empire, and Ethnicity in Politics

 

Panel 3. Philosophy of Consciousness and Voegelin's Anamnesis

 

Panel 4. Voegelin's View of Modern Politics: Rule of Law and Its 20th century Destruction

 

Panel 5. Plato's Symposium

 

Panel 6. Voegelin and the Liberal Arts: Textual Sources and Literary Parallels

 

Panel 7. Politics and Transcendence

 

 

 

Program Detail - 7 panels

 

 

Panel 1. Science, Scientism, and Voegelin's New Science

 

Chair: Martin Pagnan, Independent Scholar

 

Papers:

       

"Debate in an Age of Scientism" - Martin Pagnan, Independent Scholar

 

"The Consciousness of the Inquirer" - Kenneth Quandt, Independent Scholar

 

"Western Scientific Pioneers on Middle Eastern Shoulders: From Ibn al-Shatir and al-Khwarizmi to Copernicus and Galileo" - Peter von Sivers, University of Utah

 

"Human Origins in the Light of Evolutionary Theory"- Brendan Purcell, University College Dublin

 

Disc.: 

 

William McClain, Sattre Press

Alan I. Baily, Louisiana State University

David J. Walsh, Catholic University of America

 

        

 

Panel 2. Ecumenism, Empire, and Ethnicity in Politics

 

Chair:  Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

 

Papers: 

 

"Elemental and Existential Representation in the Constituting of Modern Japan" -Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University

 

"Getting Islam Straight" - Charles Butterworth, University of Maryland

 

"What is (un) Islamic about Islamic Politics?" - Nelly Lahoud, Cambridge University

 

"Ethnicity Issues in Basque Separatism" - William Thompson-Uberuaga, Duquesne University

 

Disc.:  

 

Gregory Russell, University of Oklahoma

Marie Baird, Duquesne University

 

 

          

Panel 3. Philosophy of Consciousness and Voegelin's Anamnesis

 

Chair:  David Walsh, Catholic University of America

 

Papers:

          

"Child's Play and Philosophy: Voegelin's Anamnestic Experiments" - Matthew Reynolds, Columbia University

               

"Remembrance of Things Past: Eric Voegelin and Marcel Proust" - T. John Jamieson, Independent Scholar         

 

"Voegelin's Theory of Consciousness in Relation to the Work of Loren Eisley and Michael Polanyi" - Charles R. Embry, Texas A & M - Commerce

 

"Voegelin's Philosophy of Consciousness as a Theory of Experience" - Hans-Jorg Sigwart, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

        

Disc.:  

 

John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

Paul Caringella, Stanford University

 

 

 

Panel 4. Voegelin's View of Modern Politics: Rule of Law and Its 20th century Destruction

 

Chair:  Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

 

Papers:

           

"Reflections on Voegelin on the Nature of Law" - Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

 

"Totalitarianism and Radical Modernity in Voegelin's Philosophy" - Horst Mewes, University of Colorado-Boulder

 

"The Concept of the Political Revisited" - Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

 

The Rule of Law and Common Sense: Returning Voegelin to Central Europe - Martin Palouš, Charles University, Prague

 

Disc.: 

 

Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

 

 

 

Panel 5. Plato's Symposium

 

Chair:  Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

 

Papers:  

        

"Aristophanes in the Symposium" - Eric Petrie, Michigan State University

 

"Voegelin, Diotima, and the Metaxy'' - James Rhodes, Marquette University

 

"Homeric Imagery in the Symposium" - Zdravko Planinc, McMaster University

 

Disc.:  

 

Jeremy Mhire, Louisiana State University

John David Baltes, University of Virginia

 

 

 

Panel 6. Voegelin and the Liberal Arts: Textual Sources and Literary Parallels

 

Chair:  Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado-Boulder

 

Papers:

 

"The Ethics of Immortalizing: Aristotle's Virtues, St. Paul's Faith, and Voegelin's Historiography" - Gerald Day, Independent Scholar

 

"Saeculum Senescens: Voegelin, Beckett, and the Age of Snility" - Paul Corey, McMaster University

 

"Eric Voegelin's Camus: The Limitations of Greek Myth in The Rebel'' - Ron Srigley, University of Sudbury

 

"The Pneumopathology of the Puritan: Adaptations of Hooker by Voegelin and Shakespeare" - Jeff Tessier, McMaster University

 

"Voegelin, Derrida, and Foucault on Language, Consciousness and Political Symbols" - Lee Trepanier, Southern Utah University

 

Disc.:  

 

Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas

Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund

 

 

 

Panel 7. Politics and Transcendence

 

Chair:  Thomas McPartland, Kentucky State University

 

Papers:

 

"Voegelin's Account of Phronesis" - David Corey, Baylor University

 

"The Question of Civil Theology" - Michael D. Henry, St. John's University

 

"Does Immanentization Distort Politics? Voegelin's Critique of Hobbes" - Elizabeth Campbell Corey, Louisiana State University

 

"Civilization, Faith, and Reason: What is Political Science?" - Scott Segrest, Baylor University

 

Disc.:  

 

Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University

Clinton B. Barron, Louisiana State University