A Philosophy of Concrete Life: Carl Schmitt and the Political Thought of Late Modernity by Mika OjakangasA Philosophy of Concrete Life: Carl Schmitt and the Political Thought of Late Modernity by Mika Ojakangas

A Philosophy of Concrete Life: Carl Schmitt and the Political Thought of Late Modernity

byMika Ojakangas

Paperback | April 20, 2006

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Carl Schmitt’s work – consisting of polemical moves in immediate intellectual and political contexts – is not usually thought of as forming a recognizable system. A Philosophy of Concrete Life challenges this interpretation. In this book, the author demonstrates that there is indeed a common metaphysical core passing through Schmitt’s work as a whole. On account of this metaphysical core, the author calls Schmitt’s thought a «philosophy of the extreme», thus emphasizing its embeddedness in the late modern tradition of philosophical extremism from Kierkegaard to Foucault. Despite this strictly philosophical objective, however, the book is also a lucid presentation of all of Schmitt’s central ideas and concepts from the 1920’s to the 1960’s, offering a comprehensible introduction to the work of this controversial political thinker.
The Author: Mika Ojakangas (Ph.D.) is Academy Research Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki. He has published several books and articles in the field of political theory and political philosophy. His latest book Kenen tahansa politiikka (2002) explores the limits and possibilities of a non-exclu...
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Title:A Philosophy of Concrete Life: Carl Schmitt and the Political Thought of Late ModernityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Metaphysical Character – Sovereign and Law – The Concept of the Political – Liberal Pathos – The Nomos of the Earth – Political Theology – A Philosophy of Concrete Life.