Schmitt on what is "poltical"?

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Schmitt on what is "poltical"?
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2014-12-10 13:44:36
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A philosophical brief on what politics means
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  1. What is "political"?
    Politics is the distinction of dividing people as friends and enemies
  2. 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
  3. 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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