Heidegger’s claim : “Carl Schmitt thinks as a Liberal”

Hemming, Laurence Paul (2016) Heidegger’s claim : “Carl Schmitt thinks as a Liberal”. Journal for Cultural Research, 20 (3). pp. 286-294. ISSN 1479-7585

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This paper examines Heidegger’s critique of Carl Schmitt during the Nazi period, focusing on Heidegger’s notes for seminars on Hegel’s Philosophy of Right. Taking up Heidegger’s and Schmitt’s critique of Hegel, Heidegger argues that the friend/enemy distinction Schmitt makes is still grounded in a humanistic liberalism, and so in the very Hegelian subjectivity that Schmitt claims to reject. Heidegger then turns to the question of dikē, and shows how there is a more originary grounding for the polis and the state in a concept Heidegger develops from his analysis of Anaximander. Grounding this is the question which concerns which God (or which goddess) grounds any past, present, or future “political theology”.

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Journal for Cultural Research
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal for Cultural Research on 10/11/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14797585.2016.1141834
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?? schmittheideggerliberalismhegelphilosophy of rightpolitical theologycultural studiesanthropology ??
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