This article analyses Eric Voegelin's overcoming of Hans Kelsen's concept of Staatslehre. Through a critical analysis of Kelsen's theory of the pure law Voegelin argues that a theory of the state should be based on philosphical anthropology rather than on a theory of costitutional law. This awareness represents a crucial schift in Voegelin's thought, leading him to consider political ideas in their historical and symbolic development.

Gerolin, A., Eric Voegelin’s Project of a Staatslehre and Its Overtaking in “Race and State”: for a Wider Understanding of “Political” Reason, in Beretta, S., Maggioni, M. A. (ed.), The Whole Breadth of Reason. Rethinking Economics and Politics, Marcianum, Venezia 2012: 387- 401 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/28700]

Eric Voegelin’s Project of a Staatslehre and Its Overtaking in “Race and State”: for a Wider Understanding of “Political” Reason

Gerolin, Alessandra
2012

Abstract

This article analyses Eric Voegelin's overcoming of Hans Kelsen's concept of Staatslehre. Through a critical analysis of Kelsen's theory of the pure law Voegelin argues that a theory of the state should be based on philosphical anthropology rather than on a theory of costitutional law. This awareness represents a crucial schift in Voegelin's thought, leading him to consider political ideas in their historical and symbolic development.
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The Whole Breadth of Reason. Rethinking Economics and Politics
978-88-6512-116-0
Gerolin, A., Eric Voegelin’s Project of a Staatslehre and Its Overtaking in “Race and State”: for a Wider Understanding of “Political” Reason, in Beretta, S., Maggioni, M. A. (ed.), The Whole Breadth of Reason. Rethinking Economics and Politics, Marcianum, Venezia 2012: 387- 401 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/28700]
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