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Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss By Heinrich Meier

Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss
by Heinrich Meier

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This study discusses Carl Schmitt's publication, in 1928, of "The Concept of the Political" and the response from Leo Strauss who, in 1932, published a critique of the work. The text documents Schmitt's response as Strauss continued to write letters questioning aspects of his argument.
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Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss: The Hidden Dialogue by Heinrich Meier

In 1928, German philosopher Carl Schmitt published "The Concept of the Political". In 1932, a young student of political theory named Leo Strauss published a critique of "Concept" and over the next two years, wrote several letters to Schmitt questioning aspects of his argument. Schmitt failed to answer Strauss's letters, but in his revision of the book, he changed a number of passages in response to Strauss's criticisms without even acknowledging them. In this volume, Heinrich Meier shows what this "hidden dialogue" reveals about the development of these two seminal thinkers. At the centre of the dialogue, Meier argues, was the mutual attempt to define exactly what politics is and how it relates to the philosophical tradition and to modern society. Taking Hobbes's "war of all against all" as his inspiration, Schmitt challenged contemporary liberal society's unwillingness to admit that politics was literally "a matter of life and death." Meier's book reveals how Strauss's critique forced Schmitt to see that the Hobbesian state was, instead, the very foundation of the liberalism he so despised.

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About Heinrich Meier


Heinrich Meier has served since 1985 as director of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation in Munich, where he also teaches philosophy. He is the author of several books, including the acclaimed critical edition of Rousseau s "Second Discourse.""

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GOR005344983
Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss: The Hidden Dialogue by Heinrich Meier
Heinrich Meier
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The University of Chicago Press
1995-11-09
156
0226518892
9780226518893
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