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Groundless existence : the political ontology of Carl Schmitt

Author: Michael Marder
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Groundless Existence discusses the implicit phenomenological and existential foundations of Schmitt's political philosophy. The book's unique contribution lies in its claim that Schmitt decisively breaks with the metaphysical tradition and predicates the political on the 'groundless' categories of existence, including risk, decision, and agonism. This argument is substantiated by both tacit and explicit  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Carl Schmitt; Carl Schmitt; Carl Schmitt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Marder
ISBN: 9780826465955 0826465951 9781441180001 1441180001
OCLC Number: 496159939
Description: xii, 190 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Geometry of the exception: the point and the line --
The danger: Unavoidability of risk --
The non-ground: from the concept of the political to the event of politics --
Politics in question --
metonymic abuses of modernity --
Political reduction to constitutive subjectivity --
Living forms: culture, multiculturalism, and complexio oppositorum --
Political hermeneutics: the necessity of interpretation.
Responsibility: by Michael Marder.

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An examination of the implicit phenomenological and existential foundations of Carl Schmitt's political philosophy. It claims that Schmitt decisively breaks with the metaphysical tradition and  Read more...

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"'Not only Schmitt scholars but also all those interested in the meaning of politics after deconstruction will find this book to be an indispensable text. A genuine "must read.' - Gianni Vattimo and Read more...

 
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