La teología política de Carl Schmitt. Una lectura desde su debate con Hans Kelsen

Translated title of the contribution: Carl Schmitt's political theology. A reading from his debate with Hans Kelsen

Jorge Restrepo Ramos

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Abstract

Carl Schmitt’s concept of political theology has been read from different points of view, usually reducing the importance of the author’s debate with Hans Kelsen over the theories of sovereignty, the State and Law. This article aims to underline this debate and propose a reading, according to which Political Theology’s third chapter contains an epistemological thesis that opposes Kelsen’s pure theory of Law, a richer thesis than just a repetition of reactionary common places, as suggested by alternative readings. After justifying this reading, the article deals with the specific characteristics of Schmitt’s concept of political theology.
Translated title of the contributionCarl Schmitt's political theology. A reading from his debate with Hans Kelsen
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)259-296
JournalRevista Derecho del Estado
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carl Schmitt
  • Political theology
  • Theory of the State
  • Sovereignty
  • Decisionism
  • Hans Kelsen
  • Pure theory of Law
  • Normativism

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