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Sometimes—for example, today after reading the newspapers—it strikes me that the idea of wanting to have an extended stay in Europe is plain stupid. And I ask myself if, instead, I should perhaps be asking my friends to find an instructorship for me at a black college. But in my heart, I don’t think war will break out in Europe. I think I told you that my family and I fled the New York heat for Larchmont (near New Rochelle), where at least my wife has it easier, since we live in a good and relatively inexpensive pension where she is no longer burdened with having to manage a household.
The process of history does not proceed primarily at the level of problems but at the level of sentiments; (therefore there is no “history of problems,” at least not in political theory). ”3 (“Essences . . are temporarily conditioned and unfolded in a certain temporal span. They are individuated as expressing the attitude of a certain phase in historical life. ”) I would say: We are dealing here with the analysis of the pretheoretical constitution of the theoretical object at those levels of consciousness which, speaking very generally, may be described as the ones that determine history.
With cordial greetings, Yours, Eric Voegelin 1. Not identified. 11. Voegelin to Schütz Department of Political Science University of Alabama University, Alabama May 28, 1941 Dear Friend: Now that the semester is over the work on the History is proceeding with giant strides. I do not want to put you under any pressure—after all, I know how much you have to do—but you know how highly I value your judgment, and if you have any advice to give, and are willing to give it, the last opportunity when I will still be able to profit from your criticism is rapidly approaching.
A Friendship That Lasted a Lifetime: The Correspondence Between Alfred Schütz and Eric Voegelin by Gerhard Wagner, Gilbert Weiss (Eds.)