“Political Theology and Biblical Atheism: Revisiting the Schmitt-Strauss Debate in Weimar,” John McCormick (University of Chicago)
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Boston University Photonics Center Colloquium Room
8 Saint Mary’s Street, Ninth Floor
Moderator: John Berthrong (School of Theology, Boston University)
John P. McCormick is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching interests include political thought in Renaissance Florence (specifically, Guicciardini and Machiavelli), 19th- and 20th-century continental political and social theory (with a focus on Weimar Germany and Central European emigres to the U.S.), the philosophy and sociology of law, the normative dimensions of European integration, and contemporary democratic theory. He is the author of Carl Schmitt’s Critique of Liberalism: Against Politics as Technology (Cambridge, 1997) and Weber, Habermas and Transformations of the European State: Constitutional, Social and Supranational Democracy (Cambridge, 2006). His latest work is Machiavellian Democracy (Cambridge, 2011).
Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities.