Cosmos and the 'Leap in Being' in Eric Voegelin's Philosophy
16 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2010
Date Written: August 27, 2010
The paper examines the uses political philosopher Eric Voegelin made of the term "leap in being" in his philosophy of history. How does this term differ from equivalent formulations, such as "breakthrough" and "differentiation? Are there "leaps in being" outside "Western" civilization?
Keywords: Leap, Ontology, Cosmos, Consciousness, Primary Experience, Mysticism
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