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Unformatted text preview: progression of man and thought. When one studies philosophy or history, one must be aware of all modes of thought, and cannot separate one field of study from another (e.g. political science and philosophy). The Gnostics were initially a Christian heresy. A society can progress materially and technologically and simultaneously decay morally. The Mediterranean tradition is imbued with humility; liberation can only begin when one realizes what one does not know. Voegelin is saying that there is no tabula rasa. Voegelin is essentially saying that everything we have studied up to this point is nonsense. Every ideology ignores other universal truths, and so distorts reality. They do not acknowledge transcendental ideas and beliefs. One cannot separate the model from the fact, and then claim that the model is superior to the fact. The danger of positivism is that it does just that....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2010 for the course POT 33032 taught by Professor Gutierrezboronat during the Spring '09 term at FIU.
- Spring '09