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Janus's Gaze : Essays on Carl Schmitt (Hardcover) (Carlo Galli)

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First published in Italian in 2008 and appearing here in English for the first time,Janus's Gaze is the culmination of Carlo Galli's ongoing critique of the work of Carl Schmitt. Galli argues that Schmitt's main accomplishment, as well as the thread that unifies his oeuvre, is his construction of a genealogy of the modern that explains how modernity's compulsory drive to achieve order is both necessary and impossible. Galli addresses five key problems in Schmitt's thought: his relation to the state, the significance of his concept of political theology, his readings of Machiavelli and Spinoza, his relation to Leo Strauss, and his relevance for contemporary political theory. Galli emphasizes the importance of passingthrough Schmitt’s thought—and, more importantly, beyond Schmitt’s thought—if we are to achieve insight into the problems of the global age. Adam Sitze provides an illuminating introduction to Schmitt and Galli's reading of him.
First published in Italian in 2008 and appearing here in English for the first time,Janus's Gaze is the culmination of Carlo Galli's ongoing critique of the work of Carl Schmitt. Galli argues that Schmitt's main accomplishment, as well as the thread that unifies his oeuvre, is his construction of a genealogy of the modern that explains how modernity's compulsory drive to achieve order is both necessary and impossible. Galli addresses five key problems in Schmitt's thought: his relation to the state, the significance of his concept of political theology, his readings of Machiavelli and Spinoza, his relation to Leo Strauss, and his relevance for contemporary political theory. Galli emphasizes the importance of passingthrough Schmitt?s thought?and, more importantly, beyond Schmitt?s thought?if we are to achieve insight into the problems of the global age. Adam Sitze provides an illuminating introduction to Schmitt and Galli's reading of him.
Number of Pages: 183
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Philosophy, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
Author: Carlo Galli
Language: English
Street Date: November 27, 2015
TCIN: 21511457
UPC: 9780822360186
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-0567

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