By Eric Voegelin
Eric Voegelin. History Of Political principles Vol. VII the recent Order & final Orientation. edited & intro by means of Jurgen Gebhardt & Thomas A. Hollweck. college of Missouri Press, 1999 (Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, quantity 25). 0-8262-1214-X
From the Editor's Introduction: The reports accrued within the current quantity replicate various phases of the composition of the heritage. They record indirectly the gradual breaking off of the company. the 1st half, initially entitled “Stabilization,” units forth the complicated of political principles centering at the nationwide kingdom. those chapters have been most likely accomplished in 1943. They nonetheless convey the layout of a faculty textual content. the second one half, “Last Orientation,” dated 1945, probes reflectively into the reasons of recent difficulty, therefore serving because the advent to the ultimate a part of the background, which information the problem of the current. The piece on Nietzsche and Pascal used to be no longer destined for the heritage. It was once drafted as a separate research round 1943, and Voegelin thought of it a initial textual content to the Nietzsche bankruptcy deliberate for the heritage, which was once by no means written.
His publishers intended that Voegelin might write a historical past of political principles, which was once to switch textbooks in university use, resembling George H. Sabine’s heritage of Political thought of 1937. yet Voegelin insisted from the start that, taking into consideration the bad highbrow situation of textbook literature, he sought after his historical past to symbolize the present country of overseas scholarship. Such an accomplishment, he proposal, will be a “revolution within the field,” however it will require giving “considerable room to argumentative aid [of] the results” of the prevailing monographic literature and to “explanations why the authorized photograph of prime thinkers isn't correct.”
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Grotius—The Model Man Grotius was not a profound man; his case is comparatively simple. He was a humanist intellectual and as such considered himself the measure of man, and he had in addition a good deal of business sense.
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Voegelin, “Nietzsche, the Crisis, and the War,” Review of Politics 6:2 (1944): 177–212 (195, 198). 32 editor’s introduction persistent search of happiness reflects the anamnetic knowledge of an infinite good; tranquillity can be found through the renunciation of a futile search and a turning of the desire in the right direction. . Nietzsche’s immanentism does not permit permanent tranquillity. ”72 Nietzsche prepares for a new post-Christian religiousness to bring about a new political order of Western mankind.