Habermas

Der Schachspieler im Spiele begriffen [Maezel's chess player depicted at play]. 1783. Engraving. P. G. Pintz/Karl Gottlieb von Windisch. From Briefe über den Schachspieler des Herrn von Kempelen. 

Juergen Habermas on the concept of "the Political" (Episode 9)

excerpted from http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2009/11/02/rethinking-secularism-audio/

Another Cultural Technologies Bootleg: This episode features German philosopher and social theorist Juergen Habermas's 2010 lecture on "'The Political': The Rational Meaning of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology" held at NYU. Habermas unpacks the merits and shortcomings of Carl Schmitt's concept of the political and flaws in Schmitt's account of the relation between European secularization and the rise of political liberalism.

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