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In search of the Katechon? Carl Schmitt and the problem of political order

Duncan Kelly

in The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262870
eISBN:
9780191734892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262870.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the work of Carl Schmitt during the Weimar Republic, though the limiting of focus to this period requires a few preliminary words. Chronologically, the movement from Imperial ... More


Rethinking Franz Neumann’s route to Behemoth

Duncan Kelly

in The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262870
eISBN:
9780191734892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262870.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the thought of Franz Neumann, up to and including the publication of his famous work Behemoth in 1942. It shows how Neumann's legal and constitutional ideas developed largely ... More


The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann

Duncan Kelly

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262870
eISBN:
9780191734892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262870.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book offers a broad-ranging re-interpretation of the understanding of politics and the state in the writings of three major German thinkers, Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann. It ... More


The Sorrow of Thinking

John T. Hamilton

in Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157528
eISBN:
9781400846474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157528.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by discussing Heidegger's thoughts on security. For Heidegger notions of security should be treated with utmost caution. If human being is a manifestation of Being—Being as Time, ... More


Introduction—from Staatsrechtslehre to Behemoth

Duncan Kelly

in The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262870
eISBN:
9780191734892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262870.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is a book about how conceptions of the modern state, politics and the political were understood, developed and modified by Max Weber (1864–1920), Carl Schmitt (1888–1985) and Franz Neumann ... More


Sociology and Social Theory from the End of the First World War to the 1970s

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter shows that social theory's engagement with the phenomenon of war, which had already begun before the First World War, did not continue in any substantial way after 1918. War quickly ... More


Legal Theory and the Weimar Crisis of Law and Social Change

John P. McCormick

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Public lawyers in the Weimar Republic conceptualized the law as a novel means of performing the following pressing tasks that confronted state and society in the twentieth century: the regulation of ... More


Integral Pluralism: Beyond Culture Wars

Fred Dallmayr

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125718
eISBN:
9780813135397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125718.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In addition to war, terrorism, and unchecked military violence, modernity is also subject to less visible but no less venomous conflicts. Global in nature, these “culture wars” exacerbate the ... More


The Concept of the Political

Benjamin A. Schupmann

in Carl Schmitt's State and Constitutional Theory: A Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198791614
eISBN:
9780191833991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791614.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 2 reinterprets Schmitt’s concept of the political. Schmitt argued that Weimar developments, especially the rise of mass movements politically opposed to the state and constitution, ... More


Hamlet or Hecuba: Carl Schmitt’s Decision

Victoria Kahn

in The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Carl Schmitt’s engagement with early modern texts, in particular Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It argues that Schmitt’s early work on Hobbes was influenced ... More


Carl Schmitt, the Inquisition, and Totalitarianism

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines German philosopher and political theorist Carl Schmitt's view on the Inquisition and his contribution to the emergence of modern totalitarianism. It provides background ... More


The Challenge of Mass Democracy

Benjamin A. Schupmann

in Carl Schmitt's State and Constitutional Theory: A Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198791614
eISBN:
9780191833991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791614.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 1 analyzes Schmitt’s assessment of democratic movements in Weimar and the gravity of their effects on the state and constitution. It emphasizes that the focus of Schmitt’s criticism of Weimar ... More


Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen, and Hermann Heller in Weimar

David Dyzenhaus

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298465
eISBN:
9780191685453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298465.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book investigates one of the oldest questions of legal philosophy —the relationship between law and legitimacy. It analyses the legal theories of three eminent public lawyers of the Weimar era, ... More


Conclusion—Rousseau’s paradox

Duncan Kelly

in The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, and Franz Neumann

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262870
eISBN:
9780191734892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262870.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter binds the book together, recapitulating its general argument, and offering pointers as to how the study relates to some contemporary questions of political theory. It suggests that a ... More


Carl Schmitt and the American century

Jean-François Drolet

in American Foreign Policy: Studies in Intellectual History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526116505
eISBN:
9781526128515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526116505.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the past two decades or so, the German jurist and political theorist Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) has been read both as a mediated source of intellectual influence on the American political ... More


The Absolute State

Benjamin A. Schupmann

in Carl Schmitt's State and Constitutional Theory: A Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198791614
eISBN:
9780191833991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791614.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 3 analyzes Schmitt’s state theory. It begins with Schmitt’s criticism of “the mechanical state,” a conception of the state that he associated with positivism. Schmitt denied that the state ... More


Stasiology: Political Theology and the Figure of the Sacrificial Enemy

Banu Bargu

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyzes three permutations in Carl Schmitt's usage of the term “political theology.” First, it represents a “static structural homology” in which the political and theological are seen ... More


Basic Rights

Benjamin A. Schupmann

in Carl Schmitt's State and Constitutional Theory: A Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198791614
eISBN:
9780191833991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791614.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 6 analyzes how Schmitt applied his state and constitutional theory to Weimar. It shows Schmitt theorized a “counter-constitution” that entrenched liberal basic rights absolutely against ... More


Hamlet: Representation and the Concrete

Carlo Galli

in Political Theology and Early Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226314976
eISBN:
9780226314990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314990.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents Carlo Galli's introduction to the Italian edition of Carl Schmitt's Hamlet or Hecuba: The Irruption of Time into the Play. In “Hamlet: Representation and the Concrete,” Galli ... More


Hamlet in Plettenberg: Carl Schmitt and the Intrusion of the Time

Andreas Höfele

in No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Carl Schmitt’s Hamlet or Hecuba (1956) has been claimed as a major contribution to Shakespearean analysis and political and cultural thought. Chapter 8 gives a fuller view of what Schmitt was aiming ... More


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