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The Concept of the Political

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

A sociological study of American drinking patterns reviewing current scholarly literature and providing commentary and observation on alcohol use and its public control. Gusfield presents research on alcohol studies, discussing the related social problems and cultural authority embedded in public drinking, and studying drinking as a leisure and social activity which points to the moral and political conflicts surrounding alcohol use particularly in relation to drinking and driving. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95.
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Synopsis:

In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt presents a scathing critique of modern liberalism - a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab's introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition highlights Schmitt's intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. Also included here is Leo Strauss's analysis of Schmitt's thesis and a foreword by Tracy B. Strong placing Schmitt's work into contemporary context.

Table of Contents

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


Product Details

ISBN:
9780226738864
Translator:
Schwab, George
Foreword:
Strong, Tracy B.
Foreword:
Strong, Tracy B.
Author:
Schmitt, Carl
Author:
Schwab, George
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
State, the
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
19960601
Binding:
Paper Text
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.48x5.53x.44 in. .44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt presents a scathing critique of modern liberalism - a critique as cogent today as when it first appeared. George Schwab's introduction to his translation of the 1932 German edition highlights Schmitt's intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. Also included here is 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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