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Scientific Man and the New Science of Politics

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Abstract

This chapter compares Hans Morgenthau’s Scientific Man vs Power Politics and Eric Voegelin’s The New Science of Politics along three aspects which characterize these books and their authors’ position as émigré scholars: first, along their émigré scholarship; second, along their critique of scientism; and third, with regard to their self-localization as intellectuals. This comparison also demonstrates, too, next to similar experiences of émigré scholar, their very different biographical and social experiences, and philosophical positions within an academic field whose mainstream pushed hard for very different forms of political science than Morgenthau and Voegelin pursued in their own work, being socialized and committed to European “Geistes”- and “Erfahrungswissenschaften”.


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Author(s): Behr H, Sigwart HJ

Editor(s): Navari, Cornelia

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Hans Morgenthau and the American Experience

Year: 2018

Pages: 27-54

Print publication date: 31/12/2017

Acceptance date: 29/05/2017

Edition: 1

Publisher: Palgrave

URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67498-8

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67498-8

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9783319674971


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