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Eric Voegelin Society Meeting 2004

ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY 2004

Chicago, IL , September 2-5, 2004

100th APSA Annual Meeting, 20th EVS Annual International Meeting

Organizer: Ellis Sandoz , Louisiana State University  

Posted by permission of the respective authors. Copyright 2004. 

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Program Summary  

Panel 1.  Time of the Tale: Being in Flux and Modern Literature  

 

Panel 2.  Eric Voegelin on Literary and Artistic Symbols  

 

Panel 3.  The Modern State and Conceptions of Friendship  

 

Panel 4.  Roundtable on the State of Political Science and Philosophy at Mid-Century: The Correspondence of Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss, and Willmoore Kendall  

 

Panel 5.  Roundtable on Eric Voegelin as Master Teacher [Co-sponsored by Sec. 9-4 of APSA Program]

 

Panel 6.  Questions  of Transcendence in Political Philosophy

 

Panel 7. Eric Voegelin and  Post-Modern Thought

 

 

Program Detail - 7 panels

Panel 1.  Time of the Tale: Being in Flux and Modern Literature  

 

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

 

Papers:  

 

“Recovering ‘The Time of the Tale’ in J.M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians - Polly Detels, Texas A &M University–Commerce  

 

“History, Choice, and Reflection in Robert Penn Warren’s Americana Trilogy - Steven D. Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.  

          

“The Literary Criticism of Eric Voegelin in his Correspondence with Robert B. Heilman” - Charles R. Embry, Texas A & M University–Commerce

                       

“Politics, Philosophy, and Myth in Natsume Soseki’s First Trilogy” - Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman’s University

 

“Eric Voegelin’s Analysis of Spiritual Deformation and Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities - T. John Jamieson, Independent Scholar

                       

Disc.:    

 

Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

Michael Henry, St. Vincent’s College, St. John’s University (Jamaica, N.Y.)

 

                       

Panel 2.  Eric Voegelin on Literary and Artistic Symbols  

 

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

 

Papers: 

 

“Eric Voegelin, Martha Nussbaum, and Literary Art” - Paulette Kidder, Seattle University

                       

“The Philosopher and the Literary Critic: Eric Voegelin & Northrop Frye” - David Palmieri, University of Montreal

                       

“Artistic Symbols and Life in the Metaxy - Glenn Hughes, St. Mary’s University (San Antonio)

                       

Disc.:     

 

Thomas J. McPartland, Whitney Young College, Kentucky State University

David Walsh, Catholic University of America  

 

 

Panel 3.  The Modern State and Conceptions of Friendship  

 

Chair: Joshua Mitchell, Georgetown University  

 

Papers: 

 

"Friendship with God as Civic Virtue: A Reformation Absence" - Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas

                       

“Hobbes On Getting By With Little Help From Friends” - Travis D. Smith, Harvard University        

           

“Zarathustra and his Asinine Friends: A Study of Post-modern, Post-liberal Friendship"  - Richard Avramenko, Georgetown University

                       
"Friendship, Trust, and Political Order" - Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

           

Disc:      

 

Mark T. Mitchell, Patrick Henry College

John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

Jeremy Mhire, Louisiana State University  

 

Panel 4.  Roundtable on the State of Political Science and Philosophy at Mid-Century: The Correspondence of Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss, and Willmoore Kendall

 

Chair: Steven D. Ealy,  Liberty Fund, Inc           

 

Part:    

 

John E. Alvis, University of Dallas

Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Gordon Lloyd, Pepperdine University  

John A. Murley, Rochester Institute of Technology  

 

 

                       

Panel 5.  Roundtable on Eric Voegelin as Master Teacher [Co-sponsored by Sec. 9-4 of APSA Program]

 

Chair: Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

 

Part:   

 

Tilo Schabert, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg  

Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University  

Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado–Boulder  

Frederick Wagner, Attorney-at-Law  

Athanasios Moulakis, University of Lugano  

Brendan Purcell, University College Dublin  

 

                         

Panel 6.  Questions  of Transcendence in Political Philosophy  

Chair: Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

 

Papers: 

 

“Cognitive and Existential Truth in Voegelin’s Theory of Governance” - William Petropulos, University of Munich

           

“A Mode of Experience: Voegelin’s Herrschaftslehre [Theory of Governance]” - Hans-Joerg Sigwart, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg

                       

“A Voegelinian Reading of Pope John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio” - Celestino Perez, Jr., United States Military Academy

                       

"The God-Question: Does It Have a Political Future?" - Thomas Hollweck, University of Colorado-Boulder

                       

Disc.:     

 

Gilbert Weiss, University of Vienna            

Matthias Riedl, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg  

 

                         

Panel 7. Eric Voegelin and  Post-Modern Thought  

 

Chair: Horst Mewes, University of Colorado–Boulder  

Papers: 

 

"Totality and Ambivalence: Postmodern Responses to Globalization and the American Empire" - Paul Corey, McMaster University

              

The People Could Fly: Existence Between Remembering and Oblivion in Thomas Pynchon and Toni Morrison” - Margaret Hrezo, Radford University

                       

“Comparisons and Contrasts of Postmodern Thought in Voegelin and Levinas” - Oona Eisenstadt, Pomona College

                       

Ethics and Natural Law in Eric Voegelin’s Anamnesis - Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

                                                                          

“History, Consciousness, and Method in Voegelin and Foucault” - Lee Trepanier, Southern Utah University

                       

Disc.:     

 

John David Baltes, University of Virginia  

James L. Wiser, University of San Francisco