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Political romanticism

Author: Carl Schmitt
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1986.
Series: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Political Romanticism, Carl Schmitt defends a concept of political action based on notions of good and evil, justice and injustice, and attacks the political passivity entailed by the romanticism  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Schmitt
ISBN: 0262192527 9780262192521 9780262691420 0262691426
OCLC Number: 13525327
Language Note: Translation of: Politische Romantik.
Notes: Translation of: Politische Romantik.
Description: xxxv, 177 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Translator's Introduction --
Preface --
Introduction. The German conception: political romanticism as an ideology of reaction and restoration --
The French conception: romanticism as a revolutionary principle; Rousseauism --
The explanation of revolution in terms of the esprit romantique and the esprit classique --
The confusion of the concept of political romanticism and the path to a definition --
The Outward Situation. The personal political signficance of romantic writers in Germany --
Schlegel's political insignificance --
Muller's political development: an Anglophile in Gottingen, a feudal and estatist-conservative anticentralist in Berlin, a functionary of the absolutist centralized state in the Tyrol --
The structure of the romantic spirit. La recherche de la Realite --
The occasionalist structure of romanticism --
Political romanticism. Survey of the development of theories of the state since 1796 --
The difference between the romantic conception of the state and the counterrevolutionary and legitimist conception --
The state and the king as occasional objects of romantic interest --
The romantic incapacity for ethical and legal valuation --
Romanticized ideas in political philosophy --
Adam Muller's productivity: his mode of argumentation: the rhetorically formed resonance of significant impressions; his antitheses: rhetorical contrasts --
The occasional character of all romanticized objects --
Brief indication of a difference between political romanticism and a romantic politics: In the latter, it is the effect and not the cause that is occasional --
Excursus: the romantic as a political type in the conception of the liberal bourgeoisie, exemplified by David Friedrich Strauss' Julian the Apostate --
Conclusion: political romanticism as the concomitant emotive response to political events --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
Other Titles: Politische Romantik.
Responsibility: Carl Schmitt ; translated by Guy Oakes.

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