Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Entrepreneurship, Ethics & Leadership
PhD fellow

Room: POR/18.B-4.128
E-mail: ll.bhl@cbs.dk
Lotte List

My main area of interest is the political philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries with a special emphasis on German thought on philosophy of history and critique of capital and law. In my PhD thesis, I explore the relation between the legal theory of sovereignty and the concept of crisis in philosophy of history. Specifically, I work on the concept of the sovereign as a minimal condition of the state in the German legal thinker Carl Schmitt and its precondition in an eschatological view of crisis as the paradigm of modernity. Using the Marxist philosopher Walter Benjamin, I develop a critical approach to the historico-philosophical preconditions for sovereignty. Building on this analysis, I seek to understand the sovereigntist tendencies of our own times since the financial crisis.

Primary research areas
  • Political philosophy
  • Sovereignty and constituent power
  • Crisis theory
  • Political theology
  • Critique of law
  • Critique of capital
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Philosophy of Science
  • Political and economic philosophy
  • Foundational thought: questions on being and knowledge
Selected publications
  • Lotte List: Political Theology and Historical Materialism: Reading Benjamin against Agamben, Theory, Culture & Society, vol. 38, no. 3, 5, 2021, p. 117-140.

  • Lotte List: Virtueller Messianismus: Deleuze liest Benjamin, Weimarer Beiträge: Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft, Ästhetik und Kulturwissenschaften, vo. 65, no 4, 2019. p. 564-579.


Publications sorted by:
Lotte List / Political Theology and Historical Materialism : Reading Benjamin against Agamben.
In: Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 38, No. 3, 5.2021, p. 117-140
Journal article > peer review
Lotte List / Griff nach dem Mond : Die Utopie und das dialektische Bild.
In: Material und Begriff: Arbeitsverfahren und theoretische Beziehungen Walter Benjamins. . ed. /Frank Voigt; Nicos Tzanakis Papadakis; Jan Loheit; Konstantin Baehrens. Hamburg : Argument 2019, p. 160-169 (Argument Sonderband, Vol. 322)
Book chapter
Lotte List / Virtueller Messianismus : Deleuze liest Benjamin.
In: Weimarer Beiträge: Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft, Ästhetik und Kulturwissenschaften, Vol. 65, No. 4, 2019, p. 564-579
Journal article > peer review
Lotte List / Den historiske feber : Om sygdomsmetaforikken i Nietzsches historieskrift.
In: Tidsskrift for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, p. 93-114
Journal article > peer review
Outside activities
  • Freelanceskribent (boganmeldelser), 2018: Information