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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


Between a Rock and an Empty Place: Political Theology and Democratic Legitimacy

Paulina Ochoa Espejo

in Common Goods: Economy, Ecology, and Political Theology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268436
eISBN:
9780823272532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268436.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Since the 1990s political theorists have revisited the debate about the theological origins of the concept of sovereignty and particularly the question of how these origins affect the legitimacy of ... More


Political Theologies of the Corpus Mysticum: Schmitt, Kantorowicz, and de Lubac

Jennifer Rust

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/9780226314990.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter anatomizes the concept of the mystical body in the writings of Schmitt, Kantorowicz, and the modern Jesuit theologian Henri de Lubac. It demonstrates that Kantorowicz uses the lateral ... More


Was There an American Concept of Emergency Powers? John Dewey, Carl Schmitt, and the Democratic Politics of Exception

Stephen W. Sawyer

in States of Exception in American History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226712291
eISBN:
9780226712468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712468.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

While scholars of exceptional circumstances have overwhelmingly looked to interwar Europe to find insights into exceptional powers, this chapter asks whether there might also have been some resources ... More


Bellicose Dreams: Babylon and Exception to Law

Erin Runions

in The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257331
eISBN:
9780823261529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257331.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapters traces ambivalences around unity and diversity in allusions to Babel in discourses about law and military aggression that seek to maintain U.S. world dominance. The chapter tracks ... More


From Willing to Judging: Arendt, Habermas, and the Question of ’68

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Juergen Habermas's appropriation of Arendt's account of power as basically "communicative" has been widely accepted. This chapter explores how a deep misunderstanding of what Arendt means by power ... More


Carl Schmitt and the Concrete Order

Mariano Croce and Marco Goldoni

in The Legacy of Pluralism: The Continental Jurisprudence of Santi Romano, Carl Schmitt, and Costantino Mortati

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781503612112
eISBN:
9781503613126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503612112.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter abstract: This chapter centers on Carl Schmitt’s influential theorizing by exploring his thoroughgoing revision of his previous decisionist paradigm. It investigates the major theoretical ... More


Constraining Leviathan: Power versus Authority in Hobbes, Schmitt, and Oakeshott

David Boucher

in Appropriating Hobbes: Legacies in Political, Legal, and International Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817215
eISBN:
9780191858741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817215.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this chapter the place of Hobbes in relation to the twentieth-century crisis of civilization is explored through the writings of Schmitt and Oakeshott. The nature of the crisis is explored, and it ... More


Permissive Constraint: Law, Power, and Legal Culture

Rebecca Sanders

in Plausible Legality: Legal Culture and Political Imperative in the Global War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190870553
eISBN:
9780190870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870553.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

Can legal norms limit state violence? International relations and international law scholarship provide a variety of answers to this problem. Realist, decisionist, and critical theorists ... More


The Return of Realism? War and Changing Concepts of the Political

Patricia Owens

in The Changing Character of War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199596737
eISBN:
9780191803543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199596737.003.0027
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines a form of political realism whose intellectual standing improved under the administration of George W. Bush. Specifically, a strand of the authoritarian German jurist, Carl ... More


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