Posts by John von Heyking

John von Heyking is Professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge (Canada), where he teaches political philosophy. He is author of Comprehensive Judgment and Absolute Selflessness: Winston Churchill on Politics as Friendship (2018), The Form of Politics: Aristotle and Plato on Friendship (2016), and Augustine and Politics as Longing in the World (2001). Most recently he is co-editor, with Tilo Schabert, of Wherefrom Does History Emerge? Inquiries in Political Cosmology.

Philosophy & History

The Paradox of Chaos and the Emergence of History

The year 2020 seems to have brought us “a hell of evils,” to borrow philosopher Immanuel Kant’s phrase. Can history help us make sense of the chaos we are facing?

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