100 Years of Political-Theology – A Night That’s Never Ending. Order, Disorder, Reorder and a century of Schmitt’s exception
This panel seeks to explore the influence and consequences of one of the most emblematic books of modernity: “Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concepts of Sovereignty.“ It was published one hundred years ago. Needless to say, it has provoked different reactions. For some, it is a paradigm – while for others, the book is outspoken for National Socialism. According to Hugo Ball, the founder of Dadaism: “He is more important for Germany than the entirety of the Rhineland, with its carbon mines included. Rarely have I read a philosophy with as much passion as his, and a philosophy of law at that! A great triumph for the German language and for legality. He seems to me even more precise than Kant, and rigorous like a Great Spanish Inquisitor when it comes to ideas.“ Last but not least, this panel will explore the influence of Political Theology on the political ideas of the past and current century.