Jan Frei


Research Fellow, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague

Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(October – November 2013)


Eric Voegelin: Existence, Truth, and Immortality. Selected Essays
English > Czech)

This translation aims at providing Czech readers a deeper insight into Voegelin’s philosophy in general – into his differentiating between symbols and their engendering experiences; between linguistic expressions of truth and truth experienced; and, subsequently, between fideistic adherence to symbols and meditative reconstruction of the experiences that engendered them; between construction of “second realities” and the search for reality; between existential deformations and existence of truth, i.e. between ideology and philosophy. These “diagnostic tools” can be as helpful today as they were when Voegelin used them to analyze the intellectual climate of his time. This volume will hopefully „bring Voegelin back to Mitteleuropa” that Central-European Voegelin-scholars call for.

Previous stays at the IWM:
2009, Guest