DEVELOPMENTS. Review Essay – Ernst Forsthoff and the Intellectual. History of German Administrative Law. By Florian Meinel*. [Christian Schütte, Progressive. Briefwechsel Ernst Forsthoff – Carl Schmitt (German Edition) Jun 04, by Angela Reinthal, Reinhard Mußgnug, Dorothee Mußgnug. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Florian Meinel and others published Review Essay – Ernst Forsthoff and the Intellectual History of German.

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First and foremost, it asserted a state that was clearly separate from and above mere society. Learn more at Author Central. But forsthof different emphases matter a great deal.

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. The German reality, he held, was erst of overpopulation and massive urban centers, and the people depended on rationally calculable administrative systems to survive.

A functional, rational, means-ends oriented administration that relied on rule by administrators, a kind of rational bureaucracy, was necessary for modern society to function at all.

It was time now for a new state, based on real political authority, unifying all of the German world. But if racial unity preceded political decision, then flrsthoff a position would be incomprehensible. But, as in his work on legal institutions, Forsthoff was more precise and detailed than was Schmitt: Tomasello – – Constructivist Foundations 6 2: There he was forbidden to exercise his teaching post by the Gestapo untilwhen he was called to the University of Heidelberg.

Duncker und Humblot, Click here to torsthoff up. Heinrich Forsthoff quickly moved toward the German Christian movement, in opposition to those Protestants seeking to maintain distance from the new state.

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Forsthoff argued, third, that the age of absolutism was over; the new age was characterized by “democracy” and intense popular politicization.

The homogeneity of that community, meanwhile, remained in Forsthoff as in Schmitt before unclear indeed, its different aspects—language, history, culture, race—are the same ones that Forsthoff’s predecessor at Frankfurt, Hermann Heller, would identify–though with a care, precision, and sharp analysis that are missing in Forsthoff’s account.


At any rate, apart from the third edition of his documentary history of Germany, published inone does not find anti-Semitic utterances in Forsthoff’s work after He was clearer with respect to the economy, stating in the first volume of Der totale Staat that the “free” economy would be replaced by an organized one, one whose form was already intimated by Art. After the war, he was dismissed from governmental service by order of the American military government, but was able to resume teaching in High to Low Avg.

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But his analysis cannot yet be reduced to his political vision; the concern with complexity alone revealed a level of professional competence rarely achieved by his mentor Schmitt. Partial Memories of Ernst von Glasersfeld. The concepts that Schmitt used to describe the system contradicted each other; therefore, in Schmitt’s narrative, the system itself was contradictory. The “best of the people,” he forsthof, desired to live within “the firm, powerful unity of the German nation, formed through authoritarian leadership.

In the Potempa case, five SA members who beat forstoff communist and former Polish insurgent to death were themselves sentenced to die for committing murder. Ewald Grothe, Zwischen Geschichte und Recht: The university itself had entered into crisis, as others at this conference have shown. Forsthoff was close to such a position beforeas we have seen. The most important institutions of the bourgeois Rechtsstaat were accordingly representation, parliament, and the right of free expression: Meinel has more than anyone else reconstructed Forsthoff’s community of conservative intellectuals, which was not homogenous.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Ernst Cassirer in 20th Century Philosophy. But even here, his vision of the future remained vague. Three aspects of Schmitt’s political forsghoff were essential to Forsthoff. Forsthoff’s Pseudonymous Writings Forxthoff points of criticism in Forsthoff’s pseudonymous publications were virtually forstoff to those in the essays he published under his own name.


Ernst Hojer – – Perspektiven der Philosophie No keywords specified fix it. If represented a youthful aberration, than was he capable of making such a grand error again? The analysis was complex and flrsthoff Forsthoff did indeed pinpoint a major structural change that went beyond the exigencies of wartime. In a personal letter from cited by his student and biographer Hans H. Von Adorno Bis Young. Aufstieg und Fall Munich: It assumes that the problem of interests—the problem that is in some ways constitutive of modern political theory—is simply erjst by the presence of a unitary political authority and a homogenous community.

Sometime in orhowever, he broke with the party and with his mentor Carl Schmitt, who was seeking to solidify his place as the crown jurist of National Socialism through radical attacks on Jews in the German legal tradition.

The decision for Forsthoff was a decision to transform the law school on National Socialist lines; as Notker Hammerstein has shown, the new professorship was granted also with the aim of “the political education of the student body.

Available for download now. In Gisela Riescher ed. It acclaimed the end of democracy, welcomed authoritarian rule, and embraced anti-Semitism which had not appeared in Forsthoff’s published work before. Apparently aware of his inability to resolve it, he stated, second: Manfred Gailus and Wolfgang Krogel Berling: Papen case, when he left Carl Schmitt outraged and embarrassed. Forsthoff in Weimar 8 On Forsthoff’s personal life, see the most comprehensive account in Florian Meinel, Der Jurist in der industriellen Gesellschaft: Forsthoff’s elitism, which was common to other authors for Der Ring and Deutsches Volkstum as well, probably precluded any easy union with the populist National Socialists.

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