Der Begriff des Politischen

Der Begriff des Politischen

Carl Schmitt


Schmitt assaults the "liberal-neutralist" and "utopian" notions that politics might be got rid of of all warlike, agonistic strength, arguing clash existed as embedded in lifestyles itself, likewise constituting an ineradicable trait of anthropological human nature. Schmitt makes an attempt to confirm his rules by means of referencing the declared anthropological pessimism of "realistic" Catholic (and Christian) theology. The anti-perfectibilist pessimism of conventional Catholic theology Schmitt considers esoterically suitable to the interior ontological being of politics and political job within the modern global, glossy humans subconsciously secularizing theological highbrow principles and issues. Schmitt criticizes political "radicals" as primarily ignorant, deluded, pseudo-messianic in mentality, and oblivious to the stark, not easy wisdom of unveiled human nature, its esse, encoded in historical theology, in which unique Sin held crucial, axial position, intertwining his personal rules of meta-politics with a reformulated "metaphysics of evil".

Show sample text content

Download sample