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Hjalmar Falk

Researcher

Hjalmar Falk
Researcher
hjalmar.falk@gu.se

Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.lir.gu.se
lir@lir.gu.se
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 1B , 412 56 Göteborg

About Hjalmar Falk

I hold a ph.d. in the History of Ideas from the University of Gothenburg. I consider myself an intellectual historian specializing in: modern social, legal, and political thought, historical conceptions of the relationship between politics and religion, and the intellectual history of secularity. I am also very interested in historiography, especially its relation to narratives of secularization and the construction of secularities. My current project deals with the history of European political thought during the 20th century, specifically with leftist receptions of the work of Carl Schmitt. Besides this, I am writing on problems relating to modern and current historical thought in relation to Walter Benjamin's critical philosophy of history.

In my doctoral thesis, Det politisk-teologiska komplexet. Fyra kapitel om Carl Schmitts sekularitet (The Politico-Theological Complex. Four Chapters on the Secularity of Carl Schmitt), I investigate the secularization thesis in the work of the German jurist Carl Schmitt (1888-1985), as well as his conception of "political theology".

Since finishing my ph.d., I have continued working on Schmitt and related matters, extending the scope to encompass the work of thinkers like Karl Löwith and Walter Benjamin. Focus here has been ideas about the relationship between modern philosophies of history and eschatology.

Major publications

Violence, Divine or Otherwise. On Myth and Violence in the Schmitt-Benjamin Constellation
Hjalmar Falk
The Meanings of Violence: From Critical Theory to Biopolitics / edited by Gavin Rae and Emma Ingala, London, Routledge , 2018

‘Im Kampf um Rom’: Carl Schmitt’s Critique of Rudolph Sohm and the Post-Secular Turn
Hjalmar Falk
The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt. Law, Politics, Theology / Edited by Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström and Panu Minkinnen, Abingdon, Routledge, 2015

Latest publications

J.G. Ballard, antropocens apokalyptiker
Hjalmar Falk
Ord&Bild, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Från klan till stat
Hjalmar Falk
Göteborgs Posten, Book review 2018
Book review

Violence, Divine or Otherwise. On Myth and Violence in the Schmitt-Benjamin Constellation
Hjalmar Falk
The Meanings of Violence: From Critical Theory to Biopolitics / edited by Gavin Rae and Emma Ingala, London, Routledge , Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Den stora neutraliseringen och värdenas tyranni. Teknicitetens herravälde enligt Carl Schmitt
Hjalmar Falk
Teknik - bortom optimism och misstro [ed] Tobias Wessely, Göteborg, Göteborgs förening för filosofi och psykoanalys, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

”Maddie Leach: The Grief Prophesy”
Hjalmar Falk
Contemporary​​ HUM, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

Major publications

Violence, Divine or Otherwise. On Myth and Violence in the Schmitt-Benjamin Constellation
Hjalmar Falk
The Meanings of Violence: From Critical Theory to Biopolitics / edited by Gavin Rae and Emma Ingala, London, Routledge , 2018

‘Im Kampf um Rom’: Carl Schmitt’s Critique of Rudolph Sohm and the Post-Secular Turn
Hjalmar Falk
The Contemporary Relevance of Carl Schmitt. Law, Politics, Theology / Edited by Matilda Arvidsson, Leila Brännström and Panu Minkinnen, Abingdon, Routledge, 2015

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2019

J.G. Ballard, antropocens apokalyptiker
Hjalmar Falk
Ord&Bild, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

2018

Från klan till stat
Hjalmar Falk
Göteborgs Posten, Book review 2018
Book review

Violence, Divine or Otherwise. On Myth and Violence in the Schmitt-Benjamin Constellation
Hjalmar Falk
The Meanings of Violence: From Critical Theory to Biopolitics / edited by Gavin Rae and Emma Ingala, London, Routledge , Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Den stora neutraliseringen och värdenas tyranni. Teknicitetens herravälde enligt Carl Schmitt
Hjalmar Falk
Teknik - bortom optimism och misstro [ed] Tobias Wessely, Göteborg, Göteborgs förening för filosofi och psykoanalys, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

”Maddie Leach: The Grief Prophesy”
Hjalmar Falk
Contemporary​​ HUM, Magazine article 2018
Magazine article

2017

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