Schmitt or Hamlet: The Unsovereign Event

Télos 2009 (147):77-98 (2009)
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One of the most popular facets of Schmitt's philosophy is his theory of sovereignty and decisionism, as developed in his early essay Political Theology (1922). There, Schmitt offers an original outlook on the political implications of the secularization of modern Europe and philosophy's purported turn away from theology. The “death of God,” along with the gradual disappearance of the political institution of monarchy, are only symbols of the decline of sovereignty in general. What is lost in the process is not sovereignty as such, since it can assume new forms, such as “reason,” “nature,” “the people,” or “the state.” What…
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