Benjamin Walter (1892-1940)

naama7“To treat the past (better: what has been) in accordance with a method that is no longer historical but political. To make political categories into a theoretical categories, insofar as one dared to apply them only in the sense of praxis, because only to the present – that is the task.”


  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Pakolaisen kuolema: Walter Benjamin (1892-1940).” [The Death of the Refugee: Walter Benjamin (1892-1940).] In Timo Kaitaro & Markku Roinila (eds.), Filosofin kuolema. [The Death of the Philosopher.] Helsinki, Summa 2003, pp. 290-317. 2004_Walter_Benjamin_Filosofin_kuolema

Conferences, presentations, discussions

  • Walter Benjamin: Central Park Discussion. Goethe-Institut 11.12..2014.
  • Walter Benjamin Discussion. Research Association Open Doors- 2014
  • ”Väkivallan järjestys.” [The order of violence.] Laki ja järjestys seminaari. Helsingin yliopisto 13.6.2014


  • The Thought of Walter Benjamin. PHD Seminar, Theatre Academy 2004.