The aim of this chapter isto analyze Carl Schmitt’smorphologystartingwith his studies on Roman Catholicism as aperfect political form.The possibilityof amorphologyofSchmitt’stheories of lawand the State is often ignored, butWalterBenjamin andJacobTaubesgrasped the centrality of the form in Schmit-tian philosophywithin its political engagement.Mythesis is thatthey suggestedan alternativeidea of form without settling foraformal dissolution.To decon-struct the formal structure ofWestern power it is no more satisfactory.Thepower ofgestalt-zerstörend–as Taubes defined it–must be complemented byaformingpower,likeanarrative capable of addressing the alluringside of polit-ical theology.

Carl Schmitt’s morphology : from political theology to aesthetics

Monateri, Francesca
2021

Abstract

The aim of this chapter isto analyze Carl Schmitt’smorphologystartingwith his studies on Roman Catholicism as aperfect political form.The possibilityof amorphologyofSchmitt’stheories of lawand the State is often ignored, butWalterBenjamin andJacobTaubesgrasped the centrality of the form in Schmit-tian philosophywithin its political engagement.Mythesis is thatthey suggestedan alternativeidea of form without settling foraformal dissolution.To decon-struct the formal structure ofWestern power it is no more satisfactory.Thepower ofgestalt-zerstörend–as Taubes defined it–must be complemented byaformingpower,likeanarrative capable of addressing the alluringside of polit-ical theology.
2021
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Settore L-FIL-LET/14 - Critica Letteraria e Letterature Comparate
Settore SPS/01 - Filosofia Politica
Bilddenken und Morphologie : interdisziplinäre Studien über Form Und Bilder im philosophischen und wissenschaftlichen Denken
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