Know your Schmitt: a godfather of truth and the spectre of Nazism

Huysmans, Jef (1999) Know your Schmitt: a godfather of truth and the spectre of Nazism. Review of International Studies, 25 (2). pp. 323-328. ISSN 0260-2105. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In a recent article in the Review of International Studies Hans-Karl Pichler argues that Hans Morgenthau's intellectual universe was saturated by ‘typically European philosophical problems’ which he transferred to an American political context. He shows this by looking at how Morgenthau tried to overcome the value determinacy of social science, as pointed out by Weber, by grounding his political realist theory in a Schmittean understanding of the political, which defines war – the friend/enemy distinction – as the essence of the political and founds it anthropologically in the evil, dangerous nature of human beings.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2009 08:07
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16859 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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