Schmitt on what is "poltical"?
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What is "political"?
Politics is the distinction of dividing people as friends and enemies
what is meant by enemy?
- enemy: an "other who is so different that in extreme cases, conflicts (war) is possible and exists collectively when there is threat for one another's existence
- Therefore "political" exists only when there is a possibility of war
What is Schmitt's definition of "war" and why is there war?
- war: "armed conflict between organized political entity" and is the removal of the enemy from on'e sphere of existence
- The existence of the enemy is a threat to one's own way of life.
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