Ernesto C. Sferrazza Papa

Occupying space and taking possession: Carl Schmitt and Kant

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Keywords: Land; Occupation; Nomos; Dwelling.

The paper analyzes the concept of "Landnahme" through the philosophical frameworks provided by Kant and Schmitt. In the first part the concept of «taking possession» in Kant's doctrine of right is taken into account. In the second part, Kant's theory is criticized through the Schmittian concept of "nomos" as the co-presence of juridical order and spatial localization. The aim of the third part is to show how both Kant's and Schmitt's theories end up supporting the vision of a relationship between the individual and the world dominated by an exclusivist and possessive logic. In the conclusions, the Author argues for a man-space relationship firstly based on the act of dwelling, suggesting a possible political reformulation of the history of the "nomos".

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