Death Penalty Seminar Lecture

I continue to put up lecture notes (for most weeks; occasionally I let a week or so go into full seminar mode) for my course comparing Foucault and Derrida on punishment. Lecture 6 is here (as lectures they are a bit loose), and the others as well as course materials can be found here. Today is a discussion of the middle seminars in Derrida’s course, where he takes up Hugo’s Christian abolitionism, Kant’s “stupid, useless” writings on the death penalty, and Nietzsche.