Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Foucault, une politique de la vérité, Cahiers Philosophiques,  n°130/3ème trimestre 2012 Le Courage de la vérité est le dernier cours prononcé par Foucault au Collège de France durant l’année 1984. Celui-ci ne détermine pas le sens ultime de l’œuvre du philosophe pas plus qu’il ne déploie une totalisation unifiée de son parcours théorique. La parrêsia – le …

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Domingo Fernández Agis & Ángela Sierra González (eds.), La Biopolítica en el mundo actual. Reflexiones sobre el Efecto Foucault, Barcelona: Laertes, 2012, 204 p. (ISBN: 978-84-7584-874-7) En su origen, la aplicación del concepto de biopolítica como directriz pragmática está vinculada a una interpretación organicista del Estado, que considera a este un todo orgánico susceptible de …

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Michael Sheringham, Michel Foucault, Pierre Rivière and the Archival Imaginary’, Comparative Critical Studies 8.2–3 (2011): 235–257. Pdf of article Introduction Apart from his inaugural lecture, the first published fruits of Michel Foucault’s election to the Collège de France in 1970 derived from a seminar on the interaction of medical discourses and penal reform, which centred …

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Zhao, Guoping (2012). “The self and human freedom in Foucault and Zhuangzi” . Journal of Chinese philosophy , 39 (1), p. 139-56. Abstract Foucault and Zhuangzi share important insights on the role of knowledge practices play in the pursuit of human freedom. This article investigates Foucault’s discussion of the subjectivation truth games of the ancient …

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Jablonska, Barbara (2012). “Power and Knowledge in Critical Discourse Studies – Theoretical Reflections”. Studia socjologiczne , (1), p. 75-92. Abstract The article deals with the problem of power and knowledge in contemporary discourse studies. The presented reflections are based on theoretical assumptions of the work by two French authors: Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu. These …

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Lauri Siisiäinen,Foucault & the Politics of Hearing. Routledge, July 2012 Publisher’s page Description The issue of the senses and sensual perception in Michel Foucault’s thought has been a source of prolific discussion already for quite some time. Often, Foucault has been accused of overemphasizing the centrality of sight, and has been portrayed as yet another …

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Juan J. Jiménez-Anca, Beyond power: Unbridging Foucault and Weber, European Journal of Social Theory June 6, 2012 Further details Abstract Today, very few would doubt that there are plenty of reasons to liken Weber’s and Foucault’s theories of power. Nevertheless, their respective works have divergent ethical and ontological preoccupations which should be reconsidered. This article …

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Daniele LORENZINI et Martina TAZZIOLI, « Contre-usages, désobéissances actives et mouvements de l’intolérable. De la pratique du refus à la volonté de ne pas être gouverné », Cycnos, Volume 28-1, mis en ligne le 01 juillet 2012. Article available here The aim of this article is to analyse some of the most important contemporary practices …

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