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Eric Voegelin Society Meeting 2005

ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY 2005

Washington, D. C.  , September 1-4, 2005

101st APSA Annual Meeting, 21st EVS Annual International Meeting  

Organizer: Ellis Sandoz , Louisiana State University  

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Program Summary  

 

Panel 1. The Evocation of Experience: Poetry and Eric Voegelin's Theory of Symbolization

 

Panel 2: Political Theory, Mysticism and Philosophy

 

Panel 3. Voegelin and Heidegger on the Human Condition: Politics and Being

 

Panel 4. Is Terrorism a "New Political Religion"? The War and Barry Cooper's Theory

 

Panel 5. Dimensions of Voegelin's Philosophy and Its Reception

 

Panel 6: Religion, Politics, and the Human Condition

 

Panel 7. Religion, Education and the Shaping of Citizens in Locke [Co-sponsored by APSA, Division: 2. Foundations of Political Theory ]

 

Panel 8. The Aristotelian Revival and the Path to Religious Toleration [Co-sponsored by APSA, Division: 2. Foundations of Political Theory ]

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM DETAIL - 8 panels

 

Panel 1. The Evocation of Experience: Poetry and Eric Voegelin's Theory of Symbolization

 

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

 

Papers:  

 

"A Pattern of Timeless Moments: Existence and History in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets" - Glenn Hughes, St. Mary’s University at San Antonio, Texas

"The Lyric Cosmion: Eric Voegelin and the Semiotics of Yuri Lotman" - Robert McMahon, Louisiana State University

 

"‘A poem should not mean/But be’:  A Reading of Poems" - Diane Quaid, Independent Scholar and Actress

 

"Glory is My Work": Mary Oliver’s Search for Order - Robert S. Seiler, Jr., Independent Scholar

 

 

Disc: 

 

Polly Detels, Texas A & M University-Commerce  

      

Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 

 

 

 

Panel 2: Political Theory, Mysticism and Philosophy

 

Chair:  Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

 

Papers: 

 

" The Paradox of Consciousness in Augustine's Confessions: A Voegelinian Reading" - Michael Henry, St. John’s University

         

"Mysticism and the Ludic: A Voegelinian  Meditation on the Areopagite and His Heirs"   - Marie Baird, Duquesne University

         

"Voegelin and Huizinga on Play and Political Theory" - William Thompson-Uberuaga, Duquesne University

         

"The Non-dogmatic, Experiential Unfolding of Order: Some Preliminary Reflections" - Rouven J. Steeves, United States Air Force Academy  

 

Disc: 

 

John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge    

        

James V. Schall, Georgetown University

 

 

 

 

Panel 3. Voegelin and Heidegger on the Human Condition: Politics and Being

 

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

 

Papers:   

 

"Voegelin, Heidegger, and the Configuration of Historical Ontology" - Paul Kidder, Seattle University  

 

"Rights After Heidegger: Phenomenologies/ Hermeneutics of the Event in Heidegger, Voegelin, Badiou, and Marion" - William Paul Simmons, Arizona State University–West

    

 "Heidegger and Voegelin on Augustine " - Frederick Lawrence, Boston College  

 

"Heidegger, Voegelin, and the Human Predicament: A Case Study" - Jürgen Gebhardt, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

 

Disc: 

 

Thomas McPartland, Kentucky State University    

 

Fred Dallmayr, University of Notre Dame

        

Craig Hanks, Texas State University

 

 

 

 

Panel 4. Is Terrorism a "New Political Religion"? The War and Barry Cooper's Theory

 

Chair: Michael Franz, Loyola College–Maryland

 

Papers:

 

"Just War, the Ethics of Exceptions, and the Fight Against Terrorism" - Henrik Syse, Journal of Peace Research (PRIO)  

 

"‘There is No Right to be Stupid’: A Voegelinian Analysis of Islamist Terrorism with Reference to the 'Elements of Reality'" - Celestino Perez, Jr., United States Military Academy

         

"Spiritual Disorder in Modern Terrorism: On Barry Cooper's New Political Religions" - Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

    

"Terrorism and the American Constitutional Order" - Richard Harmon Drew, University of Virginia  

 

Disc: 

 

Jeremy Mhire, Louisiana State University 

        

Robert Reilly, U.S. Dept. of Defense

 

Respondent:

 

Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

 

 

 

Panel 5. Dimensions of Voegelin's Philosophy and Its Reception

 

Chair: David Walsh, Catholic University of America

 

Papers: 

 

"Eric Voegelin in Paris : The Critical Response since 1994"   - David Palmieri, University of Montreal

                 

"The Suicide of Thought: Reflections on Voegelin and Wal ker Percy" - Grant Kaplan, Loyola University of New Orleans

 

"Philosophical Anthropology: Voegelin's Debt to Max Scheler" Nicoletta Stradaioli, University of Perugia  

 

Disc.: 

 

Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.  

         

Lee Trepanier, Saginaw Valley State University

 

 

 

Panel 6: Religion, Politics, and the Human Condition

 

Chair: Horst Mewes, University of Colorado–Boulder

 

Papers: 

 

"The function of Religion in Tocqueville's Theory of Democracy" - Horst Mewes, University of Colorado–Boulder  

 

 "Mysticism in Contemporary Islamic Political Thought:  Abdolkarim and Orhan Pamuk - John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

  

"In search of the Divine: Philosophy and the Eleusinian Mysteries in Plato’s Symposium " - Steven McGuire, Catholic University of America           

 

"Some Principles of Voegelinian Hermeneutics: Eric Voegelin´s Reading of Jean Bodin" - Hans-Jörg Sigwart, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg  

            

Disc.:

 

Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

        

Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado-Boulder

         

H. Lee Cheek, Brewton-Parker College

 

 

 

 

Panel 7. Religion, Education and the Shaping of Citizens in Locke [Co-sponsored by APSA, Division: 2. Foundations of Political Theory ]

 

Chair: Paul E. Sigmund, Princeton University  

 

Papers: 

 

"Religion, Soulcraft, and Education in Locke’s Liberalism" - Dwight D. Allman, Baylor University

           

"The Moral and Rational Requirements of Locke's Liberalism" - Steven P. Forde, University of North Texas  

            

"Manifestly for the Good of the People": Elections and Democratic Legitimacy in Locke’s Two Treatises - Greg Forster, Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation & Glenn Moots, Northwood University  

 

Disc:

 

Victor Nuovo, Middlebury College  

        

James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University

 

 

 

Panel 8. The Aristotelian Revival and the Path to Religious Toleration [Co-sponsored by APSA, Division: 2. Foundations of Political Theory ]

 

Chair:  Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University

 

Papers: 

 

"John Donne and the Translation of Aristotle’s Politics Into English" - James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University

 

"Aristotelian Moderation as an Alternative to Liberal Toleration" - Peter Busch, Villanova University

 

"Hobbes and Religious Toleration" - Edwin Curley, University of Michigan

"A substantially revised version of this paper is forthcoming in A CRITICAL COMPANION TO HOBBES' LEVATHIAN, ed. by Patricia Springbord, to be published by Cambridge University Press."

           

Disc:

 

Robert Kraynak, Colgate University

 

Matthias Riedl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg