Concept of the Political

ISBN-10: 0226738868
ISBN-13: 9780226738864
Edition: Reprint 
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Dimensions of the New Debate around Carl Schmitt Tracy B. Strong
Translator's Note to the 1996 Edition Acknowledgments
Introduction George Schwab
Translator's Note to the 1976 Edition
The Concept of the Political Carl Schmitt
Notes on Carl Schmitt, The Concept of the Political Leo Strauss
Index of Names

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