Signe Larsen

Signe Larsen (1987) holds her B.A. in Philosophy from University of Copenhagen (2011). She is currently an M.A. student in Politics at The New School for Social Research in New York. Her main interest lies within political theory and philosophy of law.
Agamben: The Messianic Kingdom

Agamben: The Messianic Kingdom

Key Concept In “The Messiah and the Sovereign: The Problem of Law in Walter Benjamin,” Agamben explicitly addresses the difference between the state of exception in which we are living where the law is in force, but does not signify anything, and the real state of...

Federation: Notes on the thought of Carl Schmitt

Federation: Notes on the thought of Carl Schmitt

Key Concept One of the most thorough and interesting discussions of the relationship between federalism, constitutionalism and democracy is presented by Carl Schmitt in Constitutional Theory (Duke University Press, 2008). A federation of states, or just a federation,...

Parrēsia: Notes on the Thought of Michel Foucault

Parrēsia: Notes on the Thought of Michel Foucault

In the last two lecture series Foucault gave at the Collège de France in 1982-1984, published under the titles The Government of Self and Others and The Courage of Truth, a genealogy of the obscure concept parrēsia - “truth-telling”(dire-vrai) or...

Notes on the Thought of Walter Benjamin: Critique of Violence

Notes on the Thought of Walter Benjamin: Critique of Violence

“Critique of Violence” (Zur Kritik der Gewalt)In this article I will refer to the following translation of Zur Kritik der Gewalt: Walter Benjamin. 1996. Critique of Violence, Selected Writings; Volume 1;1913-1926. London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University...