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Eric Voegelin Society Meeting 2012

ERIC VOEGELIN SOCIETY 2012

New Orleans, LA , Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2012

108th APSA Annual Meeting, 28th EVS Annual International Meeting

Organizer: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University  

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PROGRAM DETAIL - 11 panels


Panel 1. Mysticism and Politics in Voegelin's Philosophy

Chair: Ellis Sandoz, Louisiana State University

Papers:

The Qur'an's Guidance to Readers on How to Read the Qur'an
Steve Ealy, Liberty Fund, Inc.

What Does Mysticism Have to Do With Politics?
Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO)

Faith as the "Essential Likeness" of the Human and Divine Reason: Karol Wojtyla's Dissertation on Faith in the Mystical Writings of St. John of the Cross
Macon Boczek, Kent State University

Divine Presence and Epistemics Trust
Jerry Martin, University of Colorado (retired)

Disc:

Barry Cooper, University of Calgary
William Petropulos, Eric Voegelin Archive in Munich

Panel 2. The New Science of Politics at 60 Years: Critique and Representation–Roundtable

Chair: James L. Wiser, University of San Francisco

Parts:

Michael Franz, Loyola University-Maryland
Timothy Fuller, Colorado College
Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii-Manoa
David Whitney, Nicholls State University
James L. Wiser, University of San Francisco

Panel 3. The Political and the Sacred

Chair: Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii
Papers:

Secularization and Transcendence
Manfred Henningsen, University of Hawaii-Manoa

God of the Word
Wayne Cristaudo, University of Hong Kong

The Sacred in the Mirror: Understanding Islam and Politics in the 21st Century
Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Thammasat University Bangkok, Thailand

The Continuity of Primal Consciousness
Louis Gershon Herman, University of Hawaii at West-Oahu

Disc.:

Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
Peter Brickey LeQuire, Samford University

Panel 4. The Politics of China– A Roundtable

Chair: S. Barret Dolph, Zhen Jiang Culture Center


Parts:

Harry Wu, Laogai Research Foundation and the China Information Center
Martin Palouš, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United Nations (emeritus)
Paul Caringella, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace
Timothy Lomperis, Saint Louis University
Zhang Xu-Rui (Cherie), Pegasus International English School

Panel 5. Beyond Diagnosis: Literary Masters & the Search for the Truth of Existence

Chair: Charles R. Embry, Texas A&M University in Commerce (emeritus)

Papers:

On King Lear and the "Avoidance of Love"
Alan Baily, Stephen F. Austin University

The Interdependence of Satire and Transcendence in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita
Paulette Kidder, Seattle University

Stefan George and the Return of Political Reality
William Petropoulos, Eric Voegelin Archive in Munich

Hamlet the Dionysian Dane: Shakespeare and Nietzsche on the Dark Politics of the Soul
Sarah Shea, McGill University

Mary Oliver on the Soul
Robert S. Seiler, Jr., Independent Scholar

Disc.:

Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University in San Antonio
Jodi Bruhn, Independent Scholar
Timothy Hoye, Texas Woman's University

Panel 6. A Republic if you can keep it: America's Constitutional Challenges Today–A Roundtable

Chair: David C. Brown, Loyola University in New Orleans

Parts:

Richard Morgan, Bowdoin College
Phillip Dynia, Loyola University of New Orleans
Keith Werhan, Tulane University

Panel 7. American Exceptionalism: Still A City on a Hill?

Chair: Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma

Papers:

Churchill, Anglo-Americanism, and Exceptionalism
Greg Russell, University of Oklahoma

Is America Exceptional in Its Exceptionalism?
David Clinton, Baylor University

Progressivism and the American Mission
Daniel Lang, Lynchburg College

American Exceptionalism, Responsibility, and the Limits of Politics
Sarah BethVosburg, Louisiana State University

Disc:

David Mayers, Boston University
Timothy Fuller, Colorado College

Panel 8. Equivalences of Experience: Historic Constant or Changing Structures?

Chair: Claudia Kinkela, National Endowment for the Humanities

Papers:

"Equivalences of Experience and Symbolization: Historic Constant or
Changing Structures? Gilson, Rosen, and Voegelin on Equivalences and
Constancy amidst Change"

Thomas W. Heilke, University of Kansas

Equivalences of Experience, and Symbols of the Depth by which Experience Lives
Glenn Hughes, St. Mary's University in San Antonio

Towards a History of Experience: The Changing Structure of Conscious Participation
Wolfgang Leidhold, University of Cologne

Historicity and Religious Experience
Thomas J. McPartland, Kentucky State University

Disc.:

Henrik Syse, Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO)

Panel 9. Common Sense Philosophy and Politics in America

Chair: Nicholas Khuri, University College, Oxford University

Parts:

Scott Segrest, University of Alaska–Anchorage
Jeffrey H. Morrison, Regents University
Claire Landiss, Merton College, Oxford University
Nicoletta Stradaioli, University of Perugia

Panel 10. Brendan Purcell's FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE BIG MYSTERY –A Roundtable

Chair: Barry Cooper, University of Calgary

Parts:

David Walsh, Catholic University of America
Jack Elliott, Mississippi State University
Paul O'Hara, Northeastern Illinois University
Response by Brendan Purcell, Notre Dame University (Sidney, Australia.)

Panel 11. The Open Society and Its Adversaries

Chair: Thierry Gontier, University of Lyon

Papers:

The Open Society, from Bergson to Voegelin
Thierry Gontier, University of Lyon

The "Chosen People" and the universal commonwealth: From Bergson to Voegelin
Sylvie Courtine-Denamy, CEVIPOF Centre de Recherches Politiques. Sciences Politiques. Paris

"The Power, The Pride, The Reach of Perished Rome": Pierre Manent and the Science of Rome
Trevor Shelley, Louisiana State University

Voegelin's Critique of Ideology
Elizabeth C. Corey, Baylor University

Disc.:

Bruno Godefroy, University of Lyon
David Walsh, Catholic University of America
Thomas R. Laehn, McNeese State University