By Jacques de Ville

This publication advances a brand new examining of the primary works of Carl Schmitt and, in so doing, rethinks the first suggestions of constitutional thought. during this booklet, Jacques de Ville engages in a detailed research of a couple of Schmitt’s texts, together with Dictatorship (1921), The proposal of the Political (1927), Constitutional Theory (1928), Land and Sea (1942), Ex Captivitate Salus (1950), The Nomos of the Earth (1950) and The thought of the Partisan (1963). This engagement occurs from the viewpoint of constitutional concept and focuses particularly on suggestions or issues equivalent to sovereignty, the kingdom, the political, constituent energy, democracy, illustration, the structure and human rights. The ebook seeks to reconsider the constitution of those strategies according to Derrida’s research of Schmitt’s texts at the inspiration of the political in Politics of Friendship (1993). this occurs when it comes to an research of Derrida’s engagement with Freud and different psychoanalysts. even if the focus within the e-book is on Schmitt’s texts, it additional examines texts of Derrida (Kh?ra (1993) and Fors: The Anglish phrases of Nicholas Abraham and Maria Torok (1976)), by means of examining those along Schmitt’s personal reflections at the optimistic idea of the constitution.

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