The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes: Meaning and Failure of a Political Symbol

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Oktober 2008



One of the most significant political philosophers of the twentieth century, Carl Schmitt is a deeply controversial figure who has been labeled both a Nazi sympathizer and a modern-day Thomas Hobbes. This work uses the Enlightenment philosopher's enduring symbol of the protective Leviathan to address the nature of modern statehood.


Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) was a legal and political theorist and constitutional lawyer. He is the author of several books published by the University of Chicago Press, including The Concept of the Political and Political Theology. George Schwab is the president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, which he cofounded in 1974, and professor emeritus of history at the City University of New York. Erna Hilfstein (1925-2003) was a science historian and the author of Sarowolski's Biographies of Copernicus.


"The English translation of this work is truthful to the German original and permits the critical reader to understand Schmitt... the way he understood himself." - Mark Lilla, New York Review of Books "Carl Schmitt is surely the most controversial German political and legal philosopher of this century.... We deal with Schmitt, against all odds, because history stubbornly persists in proving many of his tenets right." - Perspectives on Political Science "A significant contribution.... The relation between Hobbes and Schmitt is one of the most important questions surrounding Schmitt: it includes a distinct, though occasionally vacillating, personal identification as well as an association of ideas." - Telos"
EAN: 9780226738949
ISBN: 0226738949
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2008
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von George Schwab
Format: kartoniert
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