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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
...? The debate between Carl Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg concerning the conceptual status of secularization as an explanatory category for the emergence of modernity provides us with a paradigmatic case that sheds light on those questions. With the recent publication of the correspondence between Schmitt...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Neil Levi New German Critique, Inc. 2007 Carl Schmitt and the Question of the Aesthetic Neil Levi More than twenty years after his death, the works of the German jurist and political thinker Carl Schmitt seem more alive than ever...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 7–33.
Published: 01 November 2008
...György Geréby The analysis discusses the earliest phase of the debate on political theology between Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) and his former friend, the church historian and theologian Erik Peterson (1890-1960). In the 1930s Peterson challenged Schmitt's central tenet, the possibility...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Bruce Rosenstock Shortly before his death, Jacob Taubes described his intellectual engagement with Carl Schmitt, beginning in the early 1950s, as one of “liebender Streit” (loving strife). This article explicates Taubes's “loving strife” with Schmitt through the lens of what Taubes called...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Ville Suuronen Drawing on a large array of less-known materials, this article offers a new comparison of Carl Schmitt and Hannah Arendt by focusing on their opposing understandings of National Socialism as a novel political ideology. While Schmitt’s Nazi writings theorize a new kind of racial...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... for determining the linguistic conditions of political theology. He demonstrates the curse's ineluctable role in the theopolitical programs of Carl Schmitt, Martin Buber, and Erik Peterson and argues that the complications of secularization—famously debated between Schmitt and Hans Blumenberg—are best understood...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 153–180.
Published: 01 August 2023
...André Fischer This article revisits the intersection of myth and political theology through readings of relevant texts by Carl Schmitt, Ernst Cassirer, and Hans Blumenberg. At stake is the question of whether myth can inform a concept of political polytheism that avoids the absolutist threat...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
... with the religious civilization that preceded it.1 In what follows, besides reconstructing the fundamentals of Arendt’s case, I try to show that it is usefully interpreted as a kind of response to and critique of Carl Schmitt’s doctrine of “political theology” as outlined in a famous 1922 book...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Nitzan Lebovic This article addresses the strange reappearance of Carl Schmitt in the context of German Jewish thought after 1940. The focus is on the role political theology played in the work of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, and Jacob Taubes, three men who met in Jerusalem during the late 1940s...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 109–131.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of culture because they serve as a universal, neutral medium in contrast to particular religious or ideological worldviews and most especially religious “fundamentalism” is questioned through a discussion of texts by Günter Grass, Jürgen Habermas, Martti Koskenniemi, Carl Schmitt, and Tzvetan Todorov...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Adi Armon During the Weimar years Leo Strauss was intellectually and spiritually close to streams of thought that were averse to liberalism, enlightenment, and democracy. Specifically, he was mostly influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt. The political philosophy...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 167–184.
Published: 01 August 2013
... from its exceptions, we are left with a very different picture: the exception is the norm—which may allow us to speculate that the normal may be some kind of exception. As Agamben observes in his readings of Benjamin and the Nazi legal theorist Carl Schmitt, what proves decisive in this context...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 167–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... . “Begriffssoziologie, Begriffsgeschichte, Begriffspolitik: Zur Form der Ideengeschichtsschreibung nach Carl Schmitt und Reinhart Koselleck.” In Politische Ideengeschichtsschreibung im 20. Jahrhundert: Konzepte und Kritik , edited by Bluhm Harald Gebhardt Jürgen , 31 – 50 . Baden-Baden : Nomos...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
... for religious myths.”2 Gray notes that destruc- tive images of the apocalypse or prophecy imply an urgent need for radical change through an extreme shift in political language, as demonstrated by the pioneer of modern political theology, Carl Schmitt.3 Writing on American 1. Mark Lilla...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... are indeed divided about the status of politics in his work: he is either seen simply not to have a political theory, 5 to be only a reactive commentator of the secularization theories he attacks (mostly Karl Löwith’s and Carl Schmitt’s), 6 or to possess a more substantial, yet hidden, political theory...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of others. More specifi cally, it was prompted in part by the revival of interest in the political philosopher Leo Strauss and in the Ger- man scholar of jurisprudence (and onetime Nazi) Carl Schmitt. Schmitt popu- larized the term political theology in a book of that name in 1922. It elicited...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., did Weber’s concept of charisma awaken more enthusiasm among conservative intellectuals? The constitutional jurist Carl Schmitt, arguably the most influential conservative political thinker in Weimar Germany, would be a plausible candidate. Schmitt had taken classes with Weber...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): np.
Published: 01 August 2007
... 2007 New German Critique Number 101  •  Summer 2007 “The Struggle Is Over, the Wounds Are Open”: Cinematic Tropes, History, and the RAF in Recent German Film . . . . . . . . . 1 Jamie H. Trnka Carl Schmitt and the Question of the Aesthetic...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 217–224.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of belonging in and to the German language as a counter to the racist and exclusionary anti-Semitism of Carl Schmitt. 8 While I am not proposing that we stop thinking with Arendt’s critiques of totalitarianism and its forms, it does seem to me that it would be hard to place number 146 of NGC...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 197–230.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (or posited), regardless of its morality or justice.6 When positivism met scrutiny, the challengers did not rely on natural law. Rather, in the early twentieth century, some jurists began raising doctrinal doubts about 5. E.g., David Dyzenhaus, Legality and Legitimacy: Carl Schmitt, Hans Kelsen...