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Ideas: ideas are representations of objects, circumstances or properties of objects as opposed to their manifestations in the external world. At times the concept of the idea is connected with the claim of perfection. See also idealism, idealization, thing in itself, Platonism.

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Carl Schmitt on Ideas - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 173
Ideas/Schmitt: In his parliamentary publication (1) Schmitt outlines some forms and stages of democratic legitimacy and argues as the hermenut of collective belief in political ideas and institutions. Ideas create their institutions, he says, but they also change. Schmitt does not claim that an "absolute rationalism" developed with logical necessity from a "relative rationalism" and then somehow changed into an irrationalism of direct use of force. He shows that high expectations of the parliamentary enterprise were disappointed and new movements emerged, which in demarcation still remained negatively connected to the principles and forms, ideas and institutions from which they differed. He developed a type of hermeneutic historiography of movement, which characterized the political movement from the collective "ideas" and "evidence" in legal or idealistic terms.


1. Carl Schmitt, Die geistesgeschichtliche Lage des heutigen Parlamentarismus, in: Bonner Festgabe für Ernst Zitelmann zum fünfzigjährigen Doktorjubiläum, München/Leipzig 1923, 413-473. Separatveröffentlichung in der Reihe: Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen und Reden zur Philosophie, Politik und Geistesgeschichte, Bd. 1, München/Leipzig 1923. Zweite, erweiterte Auflage 1926.


Reinhard Mehring, Carl Schmitt, Die geistesgeschichtliche Lage des heutigen Parlamentarismus (1923), in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018.


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Schmitt I
Carl Schmitt
Der Hüter der Verfassung Tübingen 1931

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


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