The Cold War, the Decline of the West, and the Purpose of Containment: the Political Philosophy of George F. Kennan

Rossbach, S. (2001) The Cold War, the Decline of the West, and the Purpose of Containment: the Political Philosophy of George F. Kennan. In: Hughes, Glenn and McKnight, Stephen A and Price, Geoffrey L., eds. Politics, Order and History: Essays on the Work of Eric Voegelin. Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd., Sheffield, UK, pp. 144-184. ISBN 9781841271590. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

One of Eric Voegelin's most controversial contributions to political philosophy and it shistory is his interpretation of the 'growth of gnosticism' as the 'essence of modernity'. Drawing on the work of Ferdinand Christian Baur, Voegelin occasionally outlined - but never fully developed - a historical continuity from the Gnostic systems of lat eantiquity to the ideologies of the modern period. While Baur presented his argument as a history of ideas, Voegelin preferred to investigate this continuity in terms of the activity, migration and ramification of concrete religious and political movements.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Alison Chapman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:36
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:00
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