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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of Thomas Hobbes and Baruch Spinoza's critique of religion were two modern targets of Strauss's criticism. Hobbes was identified as the father of modern civilization who broke violently with the tradition of philosophy and established the foundations of liberalism. As Nazism took hold and Germany faded from...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 109–131.
Published: 01 November 2009
...” discourse is meant to solve. © 2009 by New German Critique, Inc. 2009 Enlightenment as Religion William Rasch “Jesus is the Christ.” With this every Christian can agree; thus, in his Levia- than, Thomas Hobbes insists that this be the single article...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... consequences that grow out of the principle of technicity, Blumenberg returns to the state as a “subject of crises.” Just as Hobbes’s absolutist state had not quelled all conflict but projected it “onto the relationship between the now-forming nation states,” 82 it was not only the specter of a Notstand...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Life of the United States , translated by Fort Jeff . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Dyzenhaus David . 2002 . “Leviathan in the 1930s: The Reception of Hobbes in the Third Reich.” In Confronting Mass Democracy and Industrial Technology: Political and Social Theory...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 143–164.
Published: 01 November 2008
... pliability: Paul, Augus- tine, Benedict de Spinoza, and Thomas Hobbes are all said to be writers of the genre, as are many lesser-known fi gures in the Western tradition.2 The term has become promiscuous about its referents, so much so that its ambiguity and breadth of application make it diffi...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to, for example, Thomas Hobbes and Spinoza, who leveled a critique against religion but who were still bound by its determinations. 25 It follows that unlike his predecessors, Heidegger’s atheism is completely liberated from the directives of any theological past and hence allows for an “adequate” atheism...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
... that European political history from Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan to the French Restoration proved that liberalism “had no political content and was only an organizational form.”5 His negative con- clusion of course led to “decisionism” based on a moment of crisis, when the sovereign must take...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
... this grave mistake only later. 111 In an essay dated imprecisely as originating from “1936/37,” Schmitt still cites both Conde and his own review 112 and describes Bodin as a “connoisseur” of kabbalistic writings. 113 However, in his 1938 book on Thomas Hobbes, Bodin is described as a thinker...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 97–112.
Published: 01 August 2013
... physical effect of a cause—is the disproof of power. Grounded in the volatility of human being- together, power actualizes itself in the sense of opening up possibilities rather than closing them down. Where Thomas Hobbes observes a resignation of individuals’ power to make way for political life...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 137–165.
Published: 01 August 2013
... by the frontispiece of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan: Hitler and his cronies stand before an image of the Reich as a mass of people, which they encircle with a chain (fig. 5).13 The sentence below Heartfield’s mon- tage—“I know no parties anymore, I now know only prisoners!” (Ich kenne keine Parteien mehr, ich...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 197–230.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in the Third Reich,” American Journal of International Law 84, no. 3 (1990): 687–89. 76. Carl Schmitt, Leviathan in der Staatslehre des Thomas Hobbes: Sinn und Fehlschlag eines politischen Symbols (Cologne: Hohenheim, 1982); in English, The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes: Meaning...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 135–160.
Published: 01 August 2006
... effective only when memory converges with an institutional jurisdiction; when aes- thetic autonomy is secured by state sovereignty. “It is not Wisdom,” com- mented Thomas Hobbes, “but Authority that makes a Law.”31 On this secular and material basis, I hold that memory, as an institutional fact...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 65–92.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., extending back to Thomas Hobbes. According to one critic, Hobbes argues 27. I borrow the phrase structure of needs from Gail Faurschou, “Obsolescence and Desire: Fashion and the Commodity Form,” in Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Arts, ed. Hugh J. Sil- verman (New York: Routledge, 1990), 238...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... defamation of Judaism. The interpretation of Judaism as political theology was rather in Kant’s time already a fi rm part of the canon of theories of the state, extending back through Benedict de Spinoza’s Theological-Political Treatise to Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan, and through the present day...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 103–137.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in European thought. In Borkenau’s view, the infl uence of René Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and Pierre Gassendi led to complete dominance of theories of knowledge by mathematically elaborated mechanistic models. He further emphasizes that this development suffused both physical explanation and social...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 115–132.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Hobbes’s Leviathan, but the pro- portions are reversed. In the original image, the figure encompasses the popu- lation, but in Weber’s version Leviathan goes quite literally over their heads. This criticism of Hitler is taken up in Niekisch’s text. With the skeleton, how- ever, physiognomic narration...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 15–30.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke (Oxford: Clarendon, 1962), which traces it back to early liberal political thought and the nascent market economy. Martin Jay 25 failed to register the obstacles to self-possession produced by the social...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 67–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... is presented with in Hobbes’s conceptualization of the state of nature, the Hege- lian subject views power simply as an object of representation. Consciousness becomes represented as self-consciousness by being recognized by an other. This dependence on an other for one’s sense of self is the height...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of politics. Political theol- ogy must be understood against the backdrop of the common perception of “the political” in the modern era, at least since the publication of Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan in 1651. On this view, among the distinctive features of the political are its complete independence from...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and John Calvin. And once it was secularized, with human self-assertion substituting for divine will, it could also inform modern political theories like that of Thomas Hobbes, which stressed the artificial rather than natural origins of the state. As the name of their movement suggested...