War the school of space: The space of war and the war for space

Ethics, Place and Environment 9 (2):207 – 229 (2006)
This essay seeks to show that military strategists have not only been acute philosophers of space but also philosophers of world history. The works of Albert Speer (Nazi Minister of Armaments), Friedrich Ratzel (father of geopolitics), A. T. Mahan (Admiral), Halford Mackinder (Geographer and Historian of England), Carl Schmitt (Nazi Jurist and military philosopher), Guilio Duohet (father of 'strategic bombing'), and Harlan K. Ullman (father of 'Shock and Awe') are considered in terms of the ways in which space has been militarized, or rather how war spatializes world history. The geography of world history has been the topos of war.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/13668790600694519
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,658
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Martin Heidegger (2000). Introduction to Metaphysics. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).

View all 25 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

12 ( #202,741 of 1,725,935 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #349,693 of 1,725,935 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.