Politics and ethics in Weber

Before we can appreciate what Weber's take on ethics entails, we need to go more deeply into his conception of politics. An important first step is that politics presupposes the state, a point that Schmitt will later reverse. Weber briefly discusses, but quickly dismisses such “wide” notion of politics as are involved in, for instance, … Continue reading Politics and ethics in Weber


Philosophical peace projects: Rousseau

In our analysis of European project, we saw that the claim that peace is served by the current European project is questionable on the factual level and postulates an ethical finality for Europe as a whole, which is a mode of depoliticization. We could see this claim in the tradition of philosophical peace projects, which … Continue reading Philosophical peace projects: Rousseau