The Concept of the Political
|The Concept of the Political|
The 1996 University of Chicago Press edition
|Language||German (trans. to English by George Schwab)|
|Publisher||Rutgers University Press|
|LC Class||JA 74 .S313|
The Concept of the Political (German: Der Begriff des Politischen) is a work by the German philosopher and jurist Carl Schmitt. It examines the fundamental nature of the "political" and its place in the modern world.
It was first published in 1927, while Germany was governed by the Weimar Republic. In 1932, with the Nazi ascension to power imminent, Schmitt published a second edition, with significant, and controversial, revisions. However, it is likely that these revisions were made in response to the reaction of Leo Strauss.
- Meier, Heinrich. Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss: The Hidden Dialogue. University of Chicago Press, 2006.