Dominique Weber

teaches philosophy at the Lycée Lakanal de Sceaux. He is author of Hobbes et le désir des fous. Rationalité, prévision et politique, Paris, PUF, 2007.


Engraving showing two Pirates, ca 1720

Piratical transgressions, political transgressions

Re-reading Carl Schmitt's "Theory of the partisan"

Recent historiography emphasizing the egalitarian-democratic character of eighteenth-century piracy undermines Carl Schmitt’s quasi-legal distinction between the partisan and the pirate and reinstates the pirate as political actor within the emergent maritime state order, argues Dominique Weber.

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