Grundraum — Who Will Answer Gaia’s Challenge? A Few Comments on Carl Schmitt’s Dialog on New Space

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Grundraum — Who Will Answer Gaia’s Challenge? A Few Comments on Carl Schmitt’s Dialog on New Space application/pdf icon
2019

Unpublished

Abstract

I agree there is something most bizarre in transforming Carl Schmitt into the deepest thinker of political ecology, because his kind of depth is precisely the opposite of what people usually attribute to “deep ecology”. My argument is that thanks to his view of space and power, we finally escape the depoliticization that so far has gone with ecological concerns. I claim that by repoliticizing space in the most radical way, Schmitt allows us to see what went wrong in the depoliticization of space implied by concepts borrowed from “nature”.