Foucault News

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

PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault
The School of Life

Published on 3 Jul 2015

Michel Foucault was a philosophical historian who questioned many of our assumptions about how much better the world is today compared with the past. When he looked at the treatment of the mad, at the medical profession and at sexuality, he didn’t see the progress that’s routinely assumed. Please help us to make films by subscribing here:
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Editorial comment: This sounds like Alain de Botton’s voice. Some of the material in this video should perhaps be taken with a grain of salt. Stuart Elden also suggests that ‘the script could have used some serious work’. For more commentary on this video see Open Culture.


One thought on “Animated video on Foucault from the School of Life (2015)

  1. Peter Simonson says:

    Separate question: why is the cost of the courses at The School of Life so exorbitantly expensive. Foucault would have had such an idea taken to the streets with no charge.

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