The Concept of the Political

by Carl Schmitt, George Schwab (Translator)
Author(s):Carl Schmitt, George Schwab (Translator)
Language: English
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Published Date: 1st June, 1996
ISBN: 0226738868
Total Pages: 144

About the book The Concept of the Political

The Concept of the Political is a PHILOSOPHY book which was published by University Of Chicago Press on 1st June, 1996 . Carl Schmitt, George Schwab (Translator) are the authors of this book. This book is written in English and has 144 number of pages.

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. This edition of the 1932 work includes the translator's introduction (by George Schwab) which highlights Schmitt's intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. It also includes Leo Strauss's analysis of Schmitt's thesis and a foreword by Tracy B. Strong placing Schmitt's work into contemporary context.


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