9781441180001

Groundless Existence The Political Ontology of Carl Schmitt

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  • Copyright: 2012-02-26
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations: The Works of Carl SchmittIntroduction: On the Possibility of a Non-Objectivist Political OntologyPart I - The ElementsChapter 1 - Geometry of the Exception: The Point and The LineTo the PointBeyond the LineThe Extremism of the Middle PointChapter 2 - The Danger: Unavoidability of RiskA Taxonomy of Risk Whence Political Risk? The Anthropological Minus the EconomicRisky RecognitionsRisky DecisionsChapter 3 - The Non-Ground: From the Concept of the Political to the Event of PoliticsA Philosophical Primer: Snapshots of the Event in Heidegger and DerridaThere is no Such a Thing as the "Political Sphere"!Schmitt's Anti-Economism Revisited: Nomos / Appropriation, Politics / ExpropriationHow to Remain Faithful to the Event of Politics?Chapter 4 - Politics in QuestionPrelude: Questioning the QuestionPosing the QuestionInterlude: Yes or No?In Place of a Response...Part II - The CritiqueChapter 5 - Metonymic Abuses of ModernityIn the Name of the Law...Constitutional Unity, Constitutional DetailsThe Fragility of the Status and the Irreducibility of the PoliticalChapter 6 - Political Reduction to Constitutive SubjectivitySchmitt and Husserl: From the CrisisThe Ontology of Political WillP.S.: On Political ConsciousnessPart III - On the GroundChapter 7 - Living Forms: Culture, Multiculturalism and the Complexio Oppositorum Disentangling Complexio OppositorumThe Living Forms of PoliticsA Virtuous Circle: The Mutual Invigoration of Culture and PoliticsMulticulturalism: A New Complexio OppositorumChapter 8 - Political Hermeneutics: The Necessity of InterpretationSchmitt and Gadamer: Decision and InterpretationPolitics as InterpretationInterpreting the Meaning of the Political Political Theology as a Hermeneutic Endeavor

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