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The Concept of the Political

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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 144 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0226738868 | Isbn-13: 9780226738864 | Publish date:  | Edition Reprint

Translator: George Schwab ; Contributor: George Schwab ; Corporate Author: %author$ ; Tracy B. Strong

Category: Philosophy

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Book 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 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.