Tuesday, 10 October 2000

From "Political Theology"

By Carl Schmitt.

Form can thus mean, first, the transcendental "condition" of juristic cognition; second, a regularity, an evenness, derived from repeated practice and professional reasoning. Because of its evenness and calculability, regularity passes over to the third form, the "rationalistic," that is, technical refinement, which, emerging from either the needs of specialized knowledge or the interests of a juristically educated bureaucracy, is oriented toward calculability and governed by the ideal of frictionless functioning.

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