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Aktualnost političke teologije
Current Relevance of Political Theology

Author(s): Davor Rodin
Subject(s): Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Political Sciences
Published by: Fakultet političkih znanosti u Zagrebu
Keywords: Current Relevance; Political Theology;

Summary/Abstract: There are three sources of antibourgeois attitude in the political theory of Carl Schmitt: antiscientism, antiliberalism and antitecnicism. Schmitt, determines the political in the existential and not in the class, confessional or the ethnic. Thus he develops his idea of the political constituted in the relation friend-foe and the notion of the sovereign as the one who makes the decision on the state of emergency. It is just the notion of difference, which will grow into discrimination in the political process, that distinguishes the political from the economic or religious. Absolutizing the difference finds its most extreme form in radical monism and the destruction of all, even the political, generality. From these premises Schmitt fails to draw (necessary) radical methodological conclusions.

  • Issue Year: XXVI/1989
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 6-21
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Croatian