This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom, New York: Pantheon Books, 2019. 

--Read Reviews of the book.

--Read an Interview about the book in Jacobin.

--Read an Op-Ed about the book, "Why Mortality Makes Us Free," in The New York Times.

--Read an Excerpt from the book: "Natural and Spiritual Freedom."

--Read an Excerpt from the book: "Knausgaard's Secular Confession."


Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.

-- Sample chapter on Proust and Desire

-- Sample chapter on Nabokov


Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics, 2008: 255 pp.

--Chinese, Japanese, and Korean translations.


Kronofobi: Essäer om tid och ändlighet (Chronophobia: Essays on Time and Finitude), Östlings Bokförlag Symposion, 2002: 242 pp.


"Natural and Spiritual Freedom," The Yale Review, 2019. 

"Why Mortality Makes Us Free," The New York Times, March 11, 2019. 

"Knausgaard's Secular Confession," published in b2o August 2017, forthcoming in boundary 2.

"Beauty That Must Die: A Response to Michael Clune," CR: The New Centennial Review, 15.3 (Winter 2015): 101-107.

"Time in Our Time: Clune and Hägglund Debating at Stanford," CR: The New Centennial Review, 15.3 (Winter 2015): 109-134. 

"The Trace of Time: A Critique of Vitalism," Derrida Today, 9.1 (2016): 36-46.

"On Chronolibido: A Response to Rabaté and Johnston," Derrida Today, 6.2 (2013): 182-196.

"Beyond the Performative and the Constative," Research in Phenomenology, 43 (2013): 100-107.

"L'athéisme radical de Derrida," tr. A. Wilhelmi, Les Temps Modernes, nr. 669-670 (2012), pp. 289-305.

"The Radical Evil of Deconstruction: A Reply to John Caputo," Journal for Cultural and Religous Theory, 11.2 (2011): 126-150.

"The Non-Ethical Opening of Ethics: A Response to Derek Attridge," Derrida Today 3.2 (2010): 295-305.

"Time, Desire, Politics: A Reply to Ernesto Laclau," Diacritics 38.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008): 190-199.

"The Challenge of Radical Atheism: A Response," Living On: Of Martin Hägglund, Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review 9.1 (Spring 2009): 227-252.

"Chronolibidinal Reading: Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis," Living On: Of Martin Hägglund, Special Issue of CR: The New Centennial Review 9.1 (Spring 2009): 1-43. Swedish translation by O. Widhe in Tidskrift för Litteraturvetenskap 34.3 (2007).

"Chronophilia: Nabokov and the Time of Desire," New Literary History 37.2 (Spring 2006): 447-467.

"Nabokov’s Afterlife: A Reply to Brian Boyd," New Literary History 37.2 (Spring 2006): 479-481.

"The Necessity of Discrimination: Disjoining Derrida and Levinas," Diacritics 34.1 (Spring 2004): 40-71.



"La voix poétique de Katarina Frostenson," trans. J. Mangold, in La force du nom: Textes par Katarina Frostenson et commentaires sur son oeuvre, ed. J. Hatem and H. Ruin, Paris: Editions L'Harmattan, 2014.

"Chronolibido: From Socrates to Lacan and Beyond," The Blackwell Companion to Literary Criticism and Psychoanalysis, ed. L. Marcus and A. Mukherjee, Oxford: Blackwell, 2014.

"Derrida's Radical Atheism," The Blackwell Companion to Derrida, ed. L. Lawlor and Z. Direk, Oxford: Blackwell, 2014. French translation in Les Temps Modernes; forthcoming in Portuguese translation.

"The Autoimmunity of Religion," Derrida and Religion: Critical Essays, ed. E. Baring and P. Gordon, New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.

"The Arche-Materiality of Time: Deconstruction, Evolution, and Speculative Materialism," Theory After "Theory", ed. D. Attridge and J. Elliott, London: Routledge, 2011: 265-277. Forthcoming in Japanese translation.

"Radical Atheist Materialism: A Critique of Meillassoux," The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism, ed. L. Bryant, G. Harman, and N. Srnicek, Melbourne: Re: press, 2011: 114-129. Swedish translation by A. Lundberg in OEI 43/44/45 (2009). Forthcoming in Japanese translation.

"Horaces kristaller," Fragmentmannen: Vänskrift till Horace Engdahl, Stockholm: Propexus, 2008: 53-57.

"Förord" ("Preface"), Jacques Derrida, Marx Spöken: Skuldstaten, Sorgearbetet, och Den Nya Internationalen, trans. Jonas (J) Magnusson, ed. Martin Hägglund, Göteborg: Bokförlaget Daidalos, 2003: 7-22.


"Radical Atheism and 'The Arche-Materiality of Time': An Interview with Martin Hägglund," Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 6.14 (Winter 2011): 61-65.



"Vladimir Nabokovs Minneskonst" ("Vladimir Nabokov’s Art of Memory"), Res Publica 46/47 (1999-2000): 479-500.

"Den främmande logikens landskap: Platsen, Minnet, Dikten i Katarina Frostensons Tankarna" ("The Landscape of a Foreign Logic: Place and Memory in Katarina Frostenson’s Poetry"), Artes 1 (1997): 79-91.

"Ögonblickets fråga: Ursprung och Temporalitet i Edmond Jabès författarskap" ("The Question of the

Moment: Origin and Temporality in the Writings of Edmond Jabès"), Res Publica 32/33 (1996): 212-227.



More than 60 articles on literature published in the Swedish daily newspaper Göteborgs-Posten 1996-2002.



Editor of the Swedish translation of Jacques Derrida’s Spectres de Marx: L’état de la dette, le travail du deuil et la nouvelle Internationale, published as Marx Spöken: Skuldstaten, Sorgearbetet, och Den Nya Internationalen, Göteborg: Bokförlaget Daidalos, 2003: 249 pp.

Translator of Edmond Jabès, Le livre des questions (excerpts), published as “Ur Frågornas bok,” Res Publica 32/33 (1996): 207-211.

Translator of Bob Perelman "Language-writing and Literary History," published as "Language-skrivande och Litteraturhistoria," OEI 6 (2001): 3-15.