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Eric Voegelin Society Meeting 2006

 ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY 2006

Philadelphia, PA , August 30 - September 3, 2006

102nd APSA Annual Meeting, 22nd EVS Annual International Meeting

Organizer: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University  

Posted by permission of the respective authors. Copyright 2006. 

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Program Summary  

 

Panel 1. Analyzing the Escape from Freedom: Voegelin's Defense of Liberty Compared with those of Erich Fromm, Eric Hoffer, Peter Viereck, and others–Roundtable 

 

Panel 2: “Voegelin and Contemporary Philosophy"

 

Panel 3.  “American Civil Theology Then and Now: Canada and the United States

 

Panel 4.  “Nietzsche, Voegelin and the Politics of Death and Immortality"

 

Panel 5. How the World is Not Flat: Sources of Order in Non-Western Cultures

 

Panel 6. Art as a Cosmion: A Voegelinian Reading of Art

 

Panel 7. Imperial Politics and Empires Ancient and Modern

 

Panel 8.  The Politics of Resistance: Mysticism and Transcendence in Political Theory  

 

Panel 9.  Covenant and Civil  Religion   

 

Panel 10. Problems of History, Science, and Method in Voegelin’s Work

 

 

 

PROGRAM DETAIL - 10 panels

 

 

Panel 1. Analyzing the Escape from Freedom: Voegelin's Defense of Liberty Compared with those of Erich Fromm, Eric Hoffer, Peter Viereck, and others–Roundtable

 

Chair: Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

 

Participants:

 

Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

 

Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.

 

Horst Mewes, University of Colorado-Boulder

 

Andreas Kinneging, University of Leiden

 

 

 

Panel 2: “Voegelin and Contemporary Philosophy"

 

Chair: Glenn Hughes, St. Mary’s University

 

Papers:

 

Voegelin’s Place in Modern Philosophy" - David Walsh, Catholic University of America

 

>Modernity under assault: Some Thoughts on the Importance of Habermas and Voegelin to the Present Age" - Craig Hanks, Texas State University

 

“Eric Voegelin and Paul Ricoeur on Memory and History" - Peter A. Petrakis, Southeastern Louisiana University

 

“The Aunreality@ of the modern world: an exchange between E. Voegelin and H. Arendt " - Horst Mewes, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

Discussants:

 

Thomas McPartland, Kentucky State University

 

Martin Palouš, Charles University–Prague

 

Glenn Hughes, St. Marys University-San Antonio

 

 

 

Panel 3.  “American Civil Theology Then and Now: Canada and the United States

 

Chair: John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

 

Papers:

 

“Civil Religion and Secularism in Canada" - John von Heyking, University of Lethbridge

     

“The Personal is (Not?) the Political: George W. Bush’s Vocation and America’s" - Joseph M. Knippenberg, Oglethorpe University

 

“Lincoln’s Search for Order: Reflections on his Political Theology" - Joseph A. Harder, University of Virginia

 

“Common Sense Philosophy and American Political Civil Theology" - Scott Segrest, Baylor University

 

Discussants:  

 

Joseph Fornieri, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Thomas Heilke, University of Kansas

 

 


Panel 4.  “Nietzsche, Voegelin and the Politics of Death and Immortality"

 

Chair: David Walsh, Catholic University of America

 

Papers:

 

“Nietzsche and the Greek Idea of Immortality" - Richard Avramenko, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

 

“Speaking Immorality through the Mouth of a Moralist: The Irony of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra" - Paul Corey, McMaster University

 

“Nietzsche's and Voegelin Response to Cartesian Subjectivity and the Rationalization of Politics" - Lee Trepanier, Saginaw Valley State University

 

“The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Defeat: The Nietzschean Vision of Contest" - Brandon Turner, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Discussant:

 

David Walsh, Catholic University of America

 

Rouven J. Steeves, United States Air Force Academy

                       

 

 

Panel 5. How the World is Not Flat: Sources of Order in Non-Western Cultures

 

Chair: Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman’s University

 

Papers:            

 

“Al Farabi’s Concept of Happiness: Eudaimonia, The Good and Jihad Al-Nafs " - Samah Elhajibrahim

 

“Philia Politike in Meiji Japan:  Natsume Soseki’s Grass Pillow" - Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University

 

“Where is a poem" - John Robert (Haj) Ross, University of North Texas

 

“Challenges on the Path:  Knowing, Being, and the Pursuit of Wisdom in West Africa" - Paul Stoller, West Chester University

 

Discussants:

 

Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

 

John Goldsmith, University of Chicago

 

 

 

Panel 6. Art as a Cosmion: A Voegelinian Reading of Art  

 

Co-Chairs: Charles Embry & Polly Detels, Texas A&M University at Commerce

 

Papers:  

 

“Poi La Musica: Intentionality and Luminosity in the Nineteenth-century Miniature"   - Polly Detels, Texas A&M-Commerce

 

“Reading Order and History: Score and Performance"  - Mark S. Theodoropoulos, Independent Scholar

                       

“Thomas Mann's 'Work on Myth': The Uses of the Past" - Thomas A. Hollweck, University of Colorado, Boulder

                       

“Pindar’s Third Olympian Ode, under a Voegelinian Lens " - Max Arnott, Independent Scholar

 

Discussants:

 

Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution & Peace

 

Kenneth Quandt, Independent Scholar

 

 


Panel 7. Imperial Politics and Empires Ancient and Modern

  

Co-Chair: Jürgen Gebhardt & Matthias Riedl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

 

Papers:

 

The Idea of Empire Reconsidered" - Jürgen Gebhardt, Bavarian-American Academy/University Erlangen-Nuremberg 

 

"All and Nothing: Reflections on Experience and Transcendence in the Eurasian Axial Age, c. 800-200 BCE " - Peter von Sivers, University of Utah

 

"The Constitution and Prospects of World-Empires" - David Edwards, University of Texas at Austin

 

"Imperial Politics and the Just War Tradition" - Henrik Syse, Journal of Peace Research (PRIO)

           

Discussants: 

 

Matthias Riedl, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

 

Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

 

 

 

Panel 8.  The Politics of Resistance: Mysticism and Transcendence in Political Theory  

 

Chair: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

 

Papers:  

 

“It-Reality and its Post-Metaphysical Shadow?  A Voegelinian Dialogue to Jean-Luc Marion’s ‘Saturated Phenomenon’" - Marie Baird, Duquesne University

 

“Transcendent Experiences: Voegelin’s Pneumatic and Noetic Differentiations of Consciousness, and the Phenomenology of Ontological and Religious Interiority" - Macon Boczek, John Carroll University

 

“Vaclav Havel: Between Modernity and Responsibility" - Delia Alexandru, University of Colorado-Boulder

 

“Eric Voegelin and the Stefan George Circle" - William Petropulos, Eric Voegelin Archiv-Munich

 

Discussant:

 

Barret Dolph, Hua Fan University Taiwan

 

Michael Henry, St. John's University

 

 


Panel 9.  Covenant and Civil  Religion  

 

Chair: Glenn Moots, Northwood University

 

Papers: 

 

“Covenant Theory and Civic Consciousness" - Jason Ross, Georgetown University

 

“Benevolence, Covenant, and the Ciceronian Spirit in Early Puritan Political Theory" - Shaun de Freitas, University of the Free State (South Africa) & A.W.G. Raath, University of the Free State (South Africa)

 

“Covenantal Politics in America – Two Radicalisms" - Graham Maddox, The University of New England (Australia) & Tod Moore, The University of New England (Australia)

 

“Whither Political Covenanting Now?" - Glenn Moots, Northwood University  

 

Discussants: 

 

Stephen A. Marini, Wellesley College

 

Micah Watson, Princeton University

 

 

Panel 10. Problems of History, Science, and Method in Voegelin’s Work

Chair: Michael Franz, Loyola College of Maryland

Papers:

“Voegelin and the Austrian School: A Philosophical Dialogue" - Nicoletta Stradaioli, University of Perugia

 

“Eric Voegelin and Reflexive Historical Sociology" - Peter McMylor, University of Manchester

                       

“Vico, Eliade and Voegelin: The Meaning and Implications of Homo Symbolicus" - Eugen L. Nagy, Catholic University of America

 

"The Relationship Between Greek Philosophy and Christianity in Eric Voegelin's Political Philosophy" - Jeremiah Russell, Louisiana State University

 

Discussants:  

 

Robert C. Thornett, St. John’s College

 

Brian Blanchard, Arizona State University