The Monopoly on Violence

The monopoly on violence is one of the key characteristics of modern public law, modern political philosophy, and is the famous definition of the modern state according to Max Weber in Politics as a Vocation (of which I provided a basic summary of Weber’s sociological philosophy including Politics as a Vocation in this post).  As … Continue reading The Monopoly on Violence

Friedrich Schelling’s Naturphilosophie, Part I

Friedrich Schelling was one of the late German Idealists and Romantics.  Though he was a contemporary of many greats like Johann Fichte, Johann Herder (briefly), Hegel, and others, Schelling’s philosophy blossomed in the later period of German philosophy after Hegel.  Although influenced by Kant and Fichte, he also attempted to shed the solipsism of Fichte … Continue reading Friedrich Schelling’s Naturphilosophie, Part I