Historians as Public Intellectuals: The Case of Post-Soviet Ukraine

JVF Conference Papers

In his two essays Carl Schmitt described a specific approach called by him a political theology.

The exact interpretation of this method and its limits has not been clearly set, as there are at least two main aspects of Schmitt’s political theology. The first one is his strictly specified view of the relation between theology and the political sphere, which situates him in a long tradition of theologico-political reflection. However, this paper focuses mainly on the second aspect: political theology understood as a theory of conceptual history.

Core features of Schmitt’s methodological approach seem promising for research conducted in the different fields of the modern humanities.

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