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Without a doubt it is an interesting novel but, in my opinion, technically flawed. In particular the chronology is confused, and the basic idea of finding a way out of the purely temporal presentation by means of dividing the biographies into sections, interesting as it is, is only imperfectly realized. But the book awakens in me the desire to get to know the author better. What would you recommend? I have heard high praise of O’Neill. Should one read him? In view of my inadequate English, I don’t feel up to trying Joyce.
But what Dunning did in the case of Bodin could pretty easily be done for every author Gierke discussed. Husserl is protected against such a misfortune because, from the very beginning, he rejected empirical and historical arguments against his telos. I would therefore say that the demonic possession of Gierke’s time, which treats world history as mere prefatory work done in the interest of the glory of someone else’s “present”— in this case Gierke’s—is taken a step further in Husserl’s messianism to a position that, on principle, simply refuses to consider a possible correction from the empirical realm.
In his reply on January 25, 1939, Voegelin accepted the offer to teach the Seminar on Contemporary Political Theory (HIA-EV B27 F19). 3. Presumably Schütz is referring here to Aron Gurwitsch, “Le fonctionnement de l’organisme d’après K. Goldstein,” Journal de Psychologie Normale et Pathologique 36 (1939): 107–38. 4. Schütz did travel to Harvard, where presumably he met Talcott Parsons for the first time. 7. Voegelin to Schütz Evanston, Ill. August 19, 1939 Dear Friend: Thank you very much for your letter of the 16th of this month.