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: Tracy B. Strong ; Tracy B. Strong

Category: Philosophy

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Book Description
In this 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. The introduction highlights Schmitt's intellectual journey through the 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 placing Schmitt's work into contemporary context.