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How Many Poles? — a sotry about Voegelin

    I was a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Florida in the mid 70s when I found out that Voegelin was on campus for three days giving a series of lectures. I dropped everything in order to attend. At his first lecture, which was comprised of mostly graduate students and faculty from the history and philosophy departments, he was confronted by the Dean of Graduate Studies regarding “this thing you call the two poles of human existence”. Voegelin went on to elaborate but the Dean became exacerbated by what he was hearing. He responded, somewhat irritably “I don’t know how you can stand there and claim that there are only two poles to human existence. Why not five or six?” Voegelin paused a moment, adjusted his glasses, and said in a very low voice: “I am sorry to disappoint you.”

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