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One of the most significant political philosophers of the twentieth century, Carl Schmitt is a deeply controversial figure who has been labeled both a Nazi sympathizer and a modern-day Thomas Hobbes. First published in 1938, "The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes" used the Enlightenment philosopher's enduring symbol of the protective Leviathan to address the nature of modern statehood. A work that predicted the demise of the Third Reich and that still holds relevance in today's security-obsessed society, this volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of political science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226738949
ISBN-10: 0226738949
Format: Paperback
(218mm x 158mm x 13mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carl Schmitt

Carl Schmitt (1888-1985) was a legal and political theorist and constitutional lawyer. He is the author of several books published by the University of Chicago Press, including The Concept of the Political and Political Theology. George Schwab is the president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, which he cofounded in 1974, and professor emeritus of history at the City University of New York. Erna Hilfstein (1925-2003) was a science historian and the author of Sarowolski's Biographies of Copernicus.

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