academic title
Prof. Dr.

Daniel Loick

Research Interests

Social Philosophy and Political Philosophy, esp. Critiques of State Power and Politics of Life Forms and Counter-Communities


Daniel Loick is Associate Professor of Political and Social Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. After receiving his PhD in 2010 from Goethe University Frankfurt, he has taught and conducted research at various institutions in Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, including Harvard University, the New School for Social Research, and the Center for Humanities and Social Change in Berlin. Loick directs the research project “Abolition Democracies – Transnational Perspectives” funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, is a member of the advisory board of the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, co-editor of the book series Philosophie und Kritik, and a member of the selection committee of the exchange platform “Kritische Theorie pluralisieren.”

Loick, Daniel 2017: Konturen einer kritischen Theorie des Rechts. Berlin: Suhrkamp.

Loick, Daniel 2017: Anarchismus zur Einführung. Hamburg: Junius

Loick, Daniel 2016: Der Missbrauch des Eigentums. Berlin: August

Loick, Daniel 2012: Kritik der Souveränität, Frankfurt and New York: Campus

Loick, Daniel and Vanessa E. Thompson (eds.) 2021: Abolitionist Futures – Prefigurations Beyond Violence. Special issue of A Journal on Civilisation, 3/2021

Loick, Daniel (eds.) 2018: Kritik der Polizei. Frankfurt and New York: Campus.

Christ, Julia, Kristina Lepold, Daniel Loick, Titus Stahl (eds.) 2020: Debating Critical Theory, London: Rowman and Littlefield.

Jaeggi, Rahel and Daniel Loick (eds.) 2013: Nach Marx. Philosophie, Kritik, Praxis. Berlin: Suhrkamp.

Loick, Daniel 2021: “Das Anrecht auf Grausamkeit. Recht und Affekt; Moria, abolitionistische Strategien,” in Kritische Justiz 3/2021

Loick, Daniel 2021: “The Ethical Life of Counter-Communities,” in Critical Times, 4:1, Spring 2021

Loick, Daniel 2020. “As if it were a thing. A Feminist Critique of Consent,” in An International Journal for Critical and Democratic Political Theory, vol. 27.3

Forschungsprojekte am Institut (Mitarbeit)
IFS-CUT 0141-01
Permanent Fellow
Contact Address

Senckenberganlage 26

60325 Frankfurt am Main