Seminar on Carl Schmitt’s Nomos der Erde (1950)

Danilo Scholz will lead this seminar by introducing Carl Schmitt’s Nomos der Erde (1950), followed by a discussion.

To prepare, interested participants are asked to review the readings in advance of the event. Please email critical_theory@berkeley.edu for the German/English readings.

Danilo Scholz works on the history of political thought in the nineteenth and twentieth century and modern European intellectual history. His research focuses on concepts and critiques of the state, the role of intellectuals in international institutions and theories of bureaucracy and technocracy. He is currently a Fulbright Schuman Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University, where he is completing a book manuscript on the administrative career of the Hegelian philosopher Alexandre Kojève (1902-1968). Before arriving in New York, Danilo studied history and philosophy at the University of Cambridge and the École normale supérieure in Paris and was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. After receiving his PhD from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), he was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute near Florence. The German Academy of the Arts awarded him the Heinrich Mann Prize 2019 for his writing on cultural and political affairs, which have appeared in Merkur, the taz, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Sponsored by the Rhetoric Department, with generous support from The Program in Critical Theory, the German Department, and the DAAD.