A Philosophy of Concrete Life

Carl Schmitt and the Political Thought of Late Modernity
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ISBN-13:
9783039109630
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
20.04.2006
Seiten:
225
Autor:
Mika Ojakangas
Gewicht:
303 g
Format:
208x146x17 mm
Serie:
35, Berner Reihe philosophischer Studien
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Exklusives Verkaufsrecht für: Gesamte Welt.
Contents: Metaphysical Character - Sovereign and Law - The Concept of the Political - Liberal Pathos - The Nomos of the Earth - Political Theology - A Philosophy of Concrete Life.
Carl Schmitt's work - consisting of polemical moves in immediate intellectual and political contexts - is not usually thought of as forming a recognizable system. A Philosophy of Concrete Life challenges this interpretation. In this book, the author demonstrates that there is indeed a common metaphysical core passing through Schmitt's work as a whole. On account of this metaphysical core, the author calls Schmitt's thought a "philosophy of the extreme", thus emphasizing its embeddedness in the late modern tradition of philosophical extremism from Kierkegaard to Foucault. Despite this strictly philosophical objective, however, the book is also a lucid presentation of all of Schmitt's central ideas and concepts from the 1920's to the 1960's, offering a comprehensible introduction to the work of this controversial political thinker.