The lecture will be based on Carl von Clausewitz’s famous book “On war”, published in 1832. Clausewitz participated in the Napoleonic Wars (on the Prussian side) from 1793 until the battle of Waterloo in 1815. He experienced an unprecedented level of revolutionary upheaval in military warfare and world politics. Realizing that critical decisions must be taken in an impermeable “fog of war”, he refused to offer a theory of strategy or a doctrine, but rather emphasized strategic thinking. - In the lecture I will draw the attention to four main thoughts of Clausewitz: (a) dialectic thinking in order to increase the opportunity space (b) evaluating frictions requiring continuous adaptation (c) emphasizing the decisive role of the military genius, a highly balanced personality and (d) the distinction of objectives and purpose.
|Veranstaltende||Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. König, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät|
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