«Политический романтизм сто лет спустя: взгляд из прошлого в настоящее»
Collected papers of Alexander Filippov for the recent 25 years. Two volumes combine the works on sociological theory and political philosophy. The set of the texts makes a point on the paticular scientific concerns of the author in sociology of space, sociology of event, mobilities and solidarities research,history and theory of sociology, and his notorious topics on Schmitt and Hobbes. The prospectives of the tentative theory oriented research by the author areconsidered as well.
The preface to the translation of "Politics" by C. Schmitt. Schmitt in 1933-36 aspired (though rather unsuccessfully) to become an ideological guru of the Nazi regime, that was only in the process of formation then. It allows to formulate the question about the guilt of the thinker, but doesn't prevent to find the theoretical contents in his works of this period. Criticism of parliamentary democracy and understanding the political as an opposition of enemies lead Schmitt to the concept of a tripartite political unity of people, state and movement. He sees the Nazi regime as a new kind of politics based not on struggle, but on mobilization of the people conducted by the Führer. This design turned out to be not only politically vicious, but also theoretically defective, however its studying is an instructive experience.
This is a contribution to the French-Russian Conference on Joseph de Maistre. Joseph de Maistre was a famous theorist and proponent of counter-revolution. He criticized the theory of the popular sovereignty of Rousseau and elaborated his own theory of the royal sovereignty. However, he was no advocate of the so-called decisionism, as Carl Schmitt depicted him in his writings on political theology.