Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes Meaning and Failure of a Political Symbol

ISBN-10: 0226738949

ISBN-13: 9780226738949

Edition: 2008

Authors: Carl Schmitt, Tracy B. Strong, George Schwab, Erna Hilfstein, Erna Hilfstein

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One of the most significant political philosophers of the twentieth century, Carl Schmitt is a deeply controversial figure who has been labeled both Nazi sympathizer and modern-day Thomas Hobbes. First published in 1938,The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbesused the Enlightenment philosopher7;s enduring symbol of the protective Leviathan to address the nature of modern statehood. A work that predicted the demise of the Third Reich and that still holds relevance in today7;s security-obsessed society, this volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of political science. 0;Carl Schmitt is surely the most controversial German political and legal philosopher of this century. . . . We deal with Schmitt, against all odds, because history stubbornly persists in proving many of his tenets right.1;-Perspectives on Political Science 0;[A] significant contribution. . . . The relation between Hobbes and Schmitt is one of the most important questions surrounding Schmitt: it includes a distinct, though occasionally vacillating, personal identification as well as an association of ideas.1;-Telos
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Carl Schmitt(1888–1985) was a legal and political theorist and constitutional lawyer. He is the author of several books published by the University of Chicago Press, includingThe Concept of the PoliticalandPolitical Theology. nbsp; George D. Schwabis the president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, which he cofounded in 1974, and professor emeritus of history at the City University of New York (Graduate Center and City College). nbsp; Erna Hilfstein(1925–2003) was a science historian and the author ofSarowolski's Biographies of Copernicus. nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;

Foreword, 2008
Myth and Politics
Foreword, 1996
Translator's Note
Overview of Chapters I through VII
Appendix: The State as a Mechanism in Hobbes and Descartes
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