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Polemos as Carl Schmitt’s Response to the Modernity Crisis

(Original title: Polemos jako odpověď Carla Schmitta na krizi modernity)
Filozofia, 73 (2018), 3, 169-178.
Type of work: Articles
Publication language: Czech

The aim of the article is to show what place the fight (polemos) occupies in a broader context marked out by the theory of the political, political theology, and the criticism of modernity or modern human. On this basis the key role the fight plays in Schmitt’s political philosophy can be demonstrated. This role of the fight is then recognizable first of all in the correspondence between his critical cultural and juridicalphilosophical writings as well as on the background of Schmitt’s evaluation of his own spiritual condition as presented in particular in his diaries.


Carl Schmitt, Faith, Fight, Polemos, Political philosophy, Political theology, Theory of the political

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