Carl Schmitt

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  • Carl Schmitt Political Summary

    In Political Theology and The Concept of the Political by Carl Schmitt, he discusses what he coins “the political”: the most intense and extreme antagonism, which is presupposed by the concept of the state . To understand what the political is, it is imperative to flesh out what the state is and what this “extreme antagonism” raised by Schmitt really is. To start, in the Concept of the Political, Schmitt defines the state as “a specific entity of people. Vis-à-vis the many conceivable kinds of entities, it is in the decisive case the ultimate authority.” In other words, the state is an organized body of people that makes the “political” decisions in periods of what Schmitt would call “extreme antagonism.” This association of people is not…

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  • Giorgio Agamben's Writing Of Sovereign Power And Bare Life

    Introduction The purpose of this paper is to critically analyze the writing of Giorgio Agamben as it relates to the course theme in regard to the placement of the body in contemporary social theory. More specifically this paper will address Agamben’s writing of Sovereign Power and Bare Life and the distinction between the natural being and the legal existence of a person. First in Part I, I will provide a summary of Sovereign Power and Bare Life, and identify Agamben 's central thesis. In Part…

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  • Giorgio Agamben's Analysis

    In Giorgio Agamben’s The Time That Remains: A Commentary on the Letter to the Romans, he evaluates Paul’s letter by taking a close reading of the opening of Romans and then claims that within these treasured words ultimately lies Paul’s messianic philosophy. Each chapter, interestingly, lays out the context and content that each word of the opening means and what Paul was hoping to convey to the Romans. Agamben also presents Benjamin’s Theory on the Philosophy of History side-by-side Paul’s…

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  • John Stuart Mill Vs. Carl Schmitt

    In this essay, I argue that John Stuart Mill and John Rawls make stronger arguments as liberal thinkers than Carl Schmitt does in his defense of state authority because they do not rely on theology in their works. With interest in Mill’s “On Liberty” and Rawls’s “A Theory of Justice,” it is impossible to ignore the liberal stand they take and the opposing views that Carl Schmitt takes in both “The Concept of the Political” and “The Age of Neutralizations and Depoliticizations.” According to…

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  • Performance Enhancing Drugs In Sports

    Since the beginning of sports competition, athletes have always wanted to get a better edge over their competitors and will do anything necessary to do so. They go as far as to injecting themselves with drugs and taking supplements to make them bigger, faster, and stronger. A method otherwise known as doping; a process in which athletes use prohibited drugs or training methods to surpass their competitors. These athletes; steaming from all sports, have been misusing these drugs, not wanting to…

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  • Examples Of Silence In Sonny's Blues

    Breaking into and out of the Blues: The Universal Neuroses of Mankind in Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin In Sonny’s Blues, James Baldwin illustrates what Sigmund Freud might call the “universal neurosis of mankind.” It is also the story of overcoming the silence caused by that neuroses, which for Freud, is deeply rooted in the history of human conflict. Baldwin’s story gives the reader an intimate look at the reciprocal nature of societal repression and the way in which people express that…

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  • Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory

    These theories explained why the predictions of each subject matter came to be recognized. To examine the psychoanalytic theory of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Alfred Adler, these theories give a more thorough examination of the subject matter. Adler believed that individuals past influence the choices an individual makes in everyday life, where Freud believed in sexual tension was an essential human drive. Alder thought individuals were driven by his or her relationships with others. Both…

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  • Berne's Theory Of Creativity Essay

    TA was formulated in the 1950’s by psychiatrist Eric Berne and has a humanistic psychotherapeutic approach. Berne considers TA a transaction as the unit of social intercourse. A transaction involves a transactional stimulus (TS) and a transactional response (TR). TS is the behaviour, verbal or nonverbal, created by one person in acknowledgement of the presence of others when two or more people meet each other. TR is the response to TS by another person. The foundation of TA is the theory of…

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  • Dreams In Real Life Essay

    Everyday countless people having all kinds of dreams, what one dreams can be various and complicated. So where do these dreams come from? Assuming dreams come from real life, this research thinks that dreams could reflect the past, but could not reflect the future. There also exist some visional dreams from the imaginary world. Actually, the length of dreams can be variational. From my research, I found our dreams are not only from our real life, but also from our vision. INTRODUCTION As a…

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  • Carl Jung's Theories Of Personality

    Carl Jung believed that individual’s personality was not only shaped by their past childhood experiences but also their unconscious past experiences of family and species. Unlike Freidan views, Jung believed that we are also shaped by our present and what we want to achieve in life. He believed that individuals are constantly searching for meaning and self-actualization. He believed that individual’s personality are composed of constructive and destructive forces. The destructive side also…

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