The Resource The Problem of Political Foundations in Carl Schmitt and Emmanuel Levinas, by Gavin Rae, (electronic resource)

The Problem of Political Foundations in Carl Schmitt and Emmanuel Levinas, by Gavin Rae, (electronic resource)

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The Problem of Political Foundations in Carl Schmitt and Emmanuel Levinas
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The Problem of Political Foundations in Carl Schmitt and Emmanuel Levinas
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by Gavin Rae
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eng
Summary
In this book, Gavin Rae analyses the foundations of political life by undertaking a critical comparative analysis of the political theologies of Carl Schmitt and Emmanuel Levinas. In so doing, Rae contributes to key debates in contemporary political philosophy, specifically those relating to the nature of, and the relationship between, the theological, the political, and the ethical, as well as those questioning the existence of ahistoric metaphysical, ontological, and epistemological foundations. While the theological is often associated with belief in a fixed foundation such as God or the truth of a religion, Rae identifies another sense rooted in epistemology. On this understanding, the ontological limitations of human cognition mean that, ultimately, human truth is based in faith and so can never be certain. The argument developed suggests that Levinas’ conception of the political is grounded in theology in the sense of religion, particularly the revelations of Judaism. For this reason, Levinas claims that the political decision is based on how to implement a prior religiously-inspired norm: justice. Schmitt, in contrast, develops a conception of the political rooted in epistemic faith to claim that the political decision is normless. While sympathetic to Schmitt’s conception of theology and its relationship to the political, Rae concludes by arguing that the emphasis Levinas places on responsibility is crucial to understanding the implications of this. The continuing relevance of Schmitt’s and Levinas’ political theologies is that they teach us that, while the political decision is ultimately normless, we bear an infinite responsibility for the consequences of this normless decision
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Rae, Gavin
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210
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non fiction
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  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Theology
  • Judaism-Doctrines
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Political Philosophy
  • Christian Theology
  • Jewish Theology
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The Problem of Political Foundations in Carl Schmitt and Emmanuel Levinas, by Gavin Rae, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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mixed
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations for Works Cited -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: The Theology of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology -- Chapter 3: The Political Aspect of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology -- Chapter 4: Schmitt, Violence, and the Political -- Chapter 5: Schmitt, Sovereignty, and the Political Decision -- Chapter 6: Levinas and the Ethical Foundations of the Political -- Chapter 7: Levinas and the Face of the Ethical -- Chapter 8: Levinas and the Return of the Political -- Chapter 9: Prophetic Politics: Levinas and Political Theology -- Works Cited -- Index
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unknown
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1st ed. 2016.
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1 online resource (XX, 270 p.)
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multiple file formats
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online
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9781137591685
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1057/978-1-137-59168-5
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  • (CKB)3710000000861455
  • (DE-He213)978-1-137-59168-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4720641
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000861455
Label
The Problem of Political Foundations in Carl Schmitt and Emmanuel Levinas, by Gavin Rae, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations for Works Cited -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: The Theology of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology -- Chapter 3: The Political Aspect of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology -- Chapter 4: Schmitt, Violence, and the Political -- Chapter 5: Schmitt, Sovereignty, and the Political Decision -- Chapter 6: Levinas and the Ethical Foundations of the Political -- Chapter 7: Levinas and the Face of the Ethical -- Chapter 8: Levinas and the Return of the Political -- Chapter 9: Prophetic Politics: Levinas and Political Theology -- Works Cited -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XX, 270 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137591685
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-59168-5
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000861455
  • (DE-He213)978-1-137-59168-5
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4720641
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000861455

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