The Concept of the Political: Expanded Edition [NOOK Book]

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In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt argues that liberalism’s basis in individual rights cannot provide a reasonable justification for sacrificing oneself for the state—a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab’s introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition highlights Schmitt’s intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. In addition to analysis by Leo ...

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Overview

In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt argues that liberalism’s basis in individual rights cannot provide a reasonable justification for sacrificing oneself for the state—a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab’s introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition highlights Schmitt’s intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. In addition to analysis by Leo Strauss and a foreword by Tracy B. Strong placing Schmitt’s work into contemporary context, this expanded edition also includes a translation of Schmitt’s 1929 lecture “The Age of Neutralizations and Depoliticizations,” which the author himself added to the 1932 edition of the book. An essential update on a modern classic, The Concept of the Political, Expanded Edition belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in political theory or philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226738840
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Series: NONE Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 759,806
  • File size: 268 KB

Meet the Author

Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) was a legal and political theorist and constitutional lawyer. He was the author of many books, including Political Theology, which the University of Chicago Press recently reprinted.

 

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Dimensions of the New Debate around Carl Schmitt, by Tracy B. Strong

 

Translator’s Note to the 1996 Edition and Acknowledgments

 

Introduction, by George Schwab

 

Translator’s Note to the 1976 Edition

 

The Concept of the Political, by Carl Schmitt

 

“The Age of Neutralizations and Depoliticizations” (1929), by Carl Schmitt

 

Notes on Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political, by Leo Strauss

 

Index of Names

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