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Criticism of unreality in the conservatism of Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss

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Schmitt, Carl   Strauss, Leo   conservatism   political thought   Germany


In this article I have tried to demonstrate that in both conservative thinkers one may find a belief in the unreal nature of today’s world which is either a realized utopia or utopia being realized. It is a world in which the situation of clarity about the most important issues is avoided, fundamental questions are repealed and the choice between the essential objectives of life is challenged. Relying on several early and late lesser-known or unknown works of both thinkers I present the specifics of their conservative criticism of unreality.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 2300-7249   ISSN 0239-6661


PAd P 101182 II


pol   eng

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pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3687, Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem. 2015, 37, nr 2, s. 29-44

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