The New Science Of Politics

Author: Eric Voegelin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022618997X
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"Thirty-five years ago few could have predicted that The New Science of Politics would be a best-seller by political theory standards. Compressed within the Draconian economy of the six Walgreen lectures is a complete theory of man, society, and history, presented at the most profound and intellectual level. . . . Voegelin's [work] stands out in bold relief from much of what has passed under the name of political science in recent decades. . . . The New Science is aptly titled, for Voegelin makes clear at the outset that a 'return to the specific content' of premodern political theory is out of the question. . . . The subtitle of the book, An Introduction, clearly indicates that The New Science of Politics is an invitation to join the search for the recovery of our full humanity."—From the new Foreword by Dante Germino "This book must be considered one of the most enlightening essays on the character of European politics that has appeared in half a century. . . . This is a book powerful and vivid enough to make agreement or disagreement with even its main thesis relatively unimportant."—Times Literary Supplement "Voegelin . . . is one of the most distinguished interpreters to Americans of the non-liberal streams of European thought. . . . He brings a remarkable breadth of knowledge, and a historical imagination that ranges frequently into brilliant insights and generalizations."—Francis G. Wilson, American Political Science Review "This book is beautifully constructed . . . his erudition constantly brings a startling illumination."—Martin Wright, International Affairs "A ledestar to thinking men who seek a restoration of political science on the classic and Christian basis . . . a significant accomplishment in the retheorization of our age."—Anthony Harrigan, Christian Century

Science Politics And Gnosticism

Author: Eric Voegelin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596983035
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Science, Politics and Gnosticism comprises two essays by Eric Voegelin (1901-85), arguably one of the most provocative and influential political philosophers of the last century. In these essays, Voegelin contends that certain modern movements, including positivism, Hegelianism, Marxism, and the "God is dead" school, are variants of the gnostic tradition he identified in his classic work The New Science of Politics. Voegelin attempts to resolve the intellectual confusion that has resulted from the dominance of gnostic thought by clarifying the distinction between political gnosticism and the philosophy of politics.

A Imagem Descartada

Author: C. S. LEWIS
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788580331813
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Baseado nas preleções apresentadas em curso oferecido em Oxford, A Imagem Descartada é erudito, eloquente e urbano. O livro pinta um retrato lúcido da visão de mundo medieval, proporcionando ao leitor um contexto histórico e cultural para a literatura da Idade Média e do Renascimento. Os temas centrais do livro incluem a estrutura do universo medieval, a natureza dos seus habitantes, a noção de um universo finito, ordenada e mantida por uma hierarquia celestial, e as ideias da natureza. Ao mesmo tempo, Lewis leva seu leitor a um passeio por alguns dos pináculos do pensamento medieval (alguns deles herdado do paganismo clássico) que sobreviveram na paisagem cultural e teológica moderna. Este foi o último livro de Lewis.

The Closing Of The Muslim Mind

Author: Robert R. Reilly
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497620732
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The book you must read to understand the Islamist crisis—and the threat to us all Robert R. Reilly’s eye-opening book masterfully explains the frightening behavior coming out of the Islamic world. Terrorism, he shows, is only one manifestation of the spiritual pathology of Islamism. Reilly uncovers the root of our contemporary crisis: a pivotal struggle waged within the Muslim world nearly a millennium ago. In a heated battle over the role of reason, the side of irrationality won. The deformed theology that resulted, Reilly reveals, produced the spiritual pathology of Islamism, and a deeply dysfunctional culture. The Closing of the Muslim Mind solves such puzzles as: · Why the Arab world stands near the bottom of every measure of human development · Why scientific inquiry is nearly dead in the Islamic world · Why Spain translates more books in a single year than the entire Arab world has in the past thousand years · Why some people in Saudi Arabia still refuse to believe man has been to the moon

P Lis Cosm Polis

Author: Carmen Soares
Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press
ISBN: 9892612795
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O livro Polis/Cosmópolis publica os resultados da investigação, feita a partir de perspectivas diversas, do modo como coexistiam, em tensão ou harmonia, no Mundo Greco-romano, na Idade Média e no Renascimento, identidades regionais e globais, minorias e maiorias, como se formaram e transformaram, desde o sistema da pólis, do fenómeno da colonização, das ligas hegemónicas, da imagiologia de uma Atenas ideal à de uma Atenas instável e de valores perdidos, retratada através das suas figuras públicas, do olhar sobre o Outro e sobre a variedade de regimes políticos do Outro, aos Reinos Helenísticos, enfatizando Alexandria. Segue-se o percurso que leva de Roma a uma Romanitas linguística e da Europa ao Novo Mundo. Mantiveram-se, no entanto, coexistentes, por muito tempo, as línguas locais e a língua do Império, como afirmação de identidade regional e de pertença global. Foi o caso dos Reinos Alexandrinos, mas também, como se verá, o caso da Hispânia. Este percurso leva a que se atente ao modo como padrões estéticos evoluíram, de uma sociedade oral para uma sociedade do livro e da leitura, tendo como suporte o mito, na sua inesgotável variedade, que vai da Índia Antiga e do seu interagir com o universo greco-romano ao Mundo Novo, através da recepção dos Clássicos, estudada e exemplificada no contexto da Lusofonia, através de uma reflexão, feita a partir desse Novo Mundo, sobre o papel dos Clássicos na educação em espaços diversos. Polis/Cosmopolis publishes the results of research, arising from diverse perspectives, into the coexistence, in tension or in harmony, of regional and global identities, minorities, and majorities in the Graeco-Roman world, in the Middle Ages, and in the Renaissance. This work will explore the ways in which these cultural modalities were shaped, and transformed themselves, involving the polis system, the phenomenon of colonization, the hegemonic leagues, and Athens, both ideally imagined and historically beset with instability and lost values (as attested by its leading men). Our investigations also envision the Other, and consider the variety of political dispensations for the Other down to the Hellenistic kingdoms with, naturally, Alexandria first and foremost. There then follows the evolution that leads from Rome to a linguistic Romanitas and from Europe to the New World. Indeed, for a long time, local languages and the language of imperium coexisted as affirmations of regional identity and global integration, as was the case in the Hellenistic East as well as, in fact, in Hispania.

G Nese E Consolida O Da Ideia De Europa Vol Iv Idade M Dia E Renascimento

Author: Nair de Nazaré Castro Soares
Publisher: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra / Coimbra University Press
ISBN: 9898074515
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Reflete esta obra sobre a identidade europeia, assente em matrizes culturais clássicas e judaico-cristãs. Se hoje podemos afirmar que não existem diferenças substanciais de cultura entre os povos do Ocidente, latinos, germanos ou eslavos, ou entre aqueles que, não sendo europeus, herdaram também uma parte significativa da sua cultura (americanos, australianos ou africanos), isso deve-se a um passado coletivo e a toda uma herança espiritual, intelectual, ético-política e civilizacional do Mundo Antigo que nunca se apagou por completo. As primeiras nações da Europa Moderna formaram-se sob a influência das gloriosas ruínas da Antiga Roma, síntese da civilização greco-romana e do universalismo cristão. Recorde-se, na Idade Média, Boécio, Cassiodoro, Santo Isidoro de Sevilha, de significação quase simbólica, pelo seu papel na transcrição, conservação e reutilização dos escritos clássicos, e pela importância das suas obras, como fonte do conhecimento e factor de transmissão às sucessivas gerações do Ocidente. E entre todos, S. Tomás de Aquino, intérprete fiel da mensagem ético-política aristotélico-ciceroniana e do direito romano, marco na história do pensamento europeu até à modernidade. O Renascimento, época áurea das cortes europeias é também o momento alto da história, do humanismo e da cultura na Península Ibérica, em Portugal: descobría­mos e evangelizávamos novos mundos, enriquecíamos a Europa com a primeira globalização e encontro de culturas, à escala mundial, e assistíamos à europeização da cultura. Acompanhávamos afoita e conscientemente uma Europa que, no dizer de Joaquim de Carvalho, “sentia Portugal conviva do grande banquete do espírito Europeu”. This work reflects upon the European identity based on Classical and Judaeo-Christian matrices. If today we can claim that there are no substantial cultural differences between the people of the west (Latins, Germanics and Slavs) or amongst those that have inherited a significant part of this culture while not themselves European (Americans, Australians and Africans), this is due to a collective past and to a whole spiritual, ethical-political and civilizational legacy from the Ancient World which was never completely erased. The first nations of modern Europe were formed under the influence of the glorious ruins of Ancient Rome, which was a synthesis of Graeco-Roman civilization and Christian universalism. In the Middle Ages, Boethius, Cassiodorus, Isidore of Seville had an almost symbolic importance due to their role in the transcription, conservation and reuse of Classical writings and with the importance of these works, as a source of knowledge and factor of transmission to successive generations in the west. Amongst them, Thomas Aquinus, faithful interpreter of the Aristotelian-Ciceronian ethics-politics and of Roman law, stands out as a landmark of European thought. The Renaissance was a golden period for the European courts and a high point in the history of humanism and culture in the Iberian Peninsula and for Portugal: because of course it was the Portuguese and the Spanish that discovered and evangelized new worlds, enriched Europe with the first globalization and encounter of cultures on the world scale and helped in the Europeanization of culture. This work conscientiously accompanies a Europe which, in the words of Joaquim de Carvalho, “felt Portugal participate in the great banquet of the European spirit”.

Science And Myth

Author: Wolfgang Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781597311366
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To read Wolfgang Smith is to encounter that rara avis: someone deeply versed in science and religion. Whereas most who stand on the side of religion lack the technical expertise to know science "from inside," scientists and writers on science are, as a rule, blind to their own metaphysical assumptions, and woefully inept when it comes to subtle metaphysical points. Not so for Professor Smith, who moves easily between these two essential ways of knowing: between the core twentieth-century discipline of physics, and metaphysical doctrine as articulated by the sapiential traditions of mankind. In Science & Myth the author shows that science too has its mythology, unrecognized and unacknowledged though the fact be. Starting with a profound clarification of this basic issue he goes on to explain the metaphysical significance of scientific findings relating to visual perception, the relation of neurons to mind, and much else, all of which leads up to the central chapter on Stephen Hawking's best-selling book, The Grand Design. Professor Smith first presents Hawking's case, summarizing his entire argument -- in which Hawking claims that the very existence of the universe can be explained on scientific grounds -- and then proceeds with a magisterial point-by-point rebuttal that leaves his grand thesis in tatters. Science & Myth is a must-read for all those concerned with contemporary issues of science and religion.

Dante And The Medieval Other World

Author: Alison Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521039277
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A major study of the Divine Comedy, this book offers an interesting perspective on Dante's representation of the afterlife. Alison Morgan departs from the conventional critical emphasis on Dante's place in relation to learned traditions by undertaking a thorough examination of the poem in the context of popular beliefs. Her principal sources are thus not the highly literary texts (such as Virgil's Aeneid or Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae) which have become a familiar context for the poem, but rather visions of the Other World found in popular writings, painting and sculpture from the centuries leading up to its composition. The book will be of interest to non-specialists in addition to scholars of Dante, since it offers a clear preliminary account of the Other World tradition, a chronology of its principal representations and summaries of the major texts. Fully illustrated throughout, it integrates with the literary and theological aspects of Dante's heritage the important but often neglected dimension of art history.