Hecuba against Hamlet: Carl Schmitt, Political Theology, and the Stake of Modern Tragedy

Télos 2010 (153):94-112 (2010)

Katrin Trüstedt
Yale University
ExcerptIn recent years, there has been a renewed interest in political theology that is not restricted to certain strands of political philosophy but concerns the humanities as a whole. Conferences and collections put to the fore the question of if and how our modern culture is to be understood in terms—however modified or displaced—of political theology.1 Some of the authors pursuing this question try to define new directions, along the lines of Jean-Luc Nancy or Claude Lefort, who present very different and more positive notions of political theology than those that had previously been discussed with respect to Carl Schmitt,…
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