9780826214423

The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin: Published Essays 1922-1928

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    9780826214423

  • ISBN10:

    0826214428

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Missouri Pr
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This volume ofThe Collected Workscontains essays that were published by Voegelin from 1922 to 1928, the period immediately following his doctoral studies and including a two-year study trip to the United States. They trace his intellectual formation in the 1920s, which resulted in a critique of political science conceived of in exclusively legal terms, and a move toward one that examines the substratum of ideas and structures that provide the meaningful unit of a given political society. In light of his study trip to the United States, many of the essays reflect the theoretical and practical concerns he examined while there. Just as important, they also show how his experiences abroad amplified the direction his thinking took once he was removed from the tutelage of Hans Kelsen, one of his doctoral advisers. Voegelin viewed this trip as a turning point in his own intellectual development. Therefore, these essays reflect the growth of this outstanding scholar who was just beginning not only his career, but also an intellectual journey. This journey helped to crystallize and bring forth fundamental reformations of his science, brought on by the new perspective and approaches he experienced abroad. The topics of the essays range from the highly speculative-theories of state form, the science of Max Weber, the sociology of knowledge, Humean sociology, time and economy, and Kelsen's pure theory of law-to more pragmatic questions such as procedures for amending the American constitution, the workings of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, class conflict in the United States, and a fascinating account of the deliberations by the French National Assembly that led to the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man. This volume is key in exemplifying the movements in Voegelin's career-from a student to a scholar in his own right. These essays illustrate the works of a thinker in the midst of a crucial transformation of the principles of his science.

Author Biography

Thomas W. Heilke is Associate Professor of Political Science and Distinguished Lecturer in Western Civilization at the University of Kansas John Von Heyking is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge in Canada

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction 1(26)
The Social Determination of Sociological Knowledge: A Sociological Examination
27(22)
The Pure Theory of Law and of State
49(51)
On Max Weber
100(18)
Time in the Economy
118(31)
From State Practice: The Constitutionality of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
149(26)
Economic and Class Conflict in America
175(7)
Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law
182(10)
La Follette and the Wisconsin Idea
192(14)
On the Theory of the State Form
206(49)
The Supplementary Bill to the Federal Reserve Act
255(7)
The Supplementary Bill to the Federal Reserve Act and the Stabilization of the Dollar
262(12)
The Research of Business Cycles and the Stabilization of Capitalism
274(11)
The Meaning of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of 1789
285(51)
Two Fundamental Concepts of Humean Sociology
336(9)
Index 345

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