Foucault News

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

Farrell, F. , Duckworth, V., Reece, M., Rigby, P. The moral frontiers of English education policy: governmentality and ethics within an alternative provision free school Educational Review Volume 69, Issue 3, 27 May 2017, Pages 349-365 Abstract This article is a critical poststructuralist analysis of Conservative led free school policy in England focusing on claims …

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Hubert Dreyfus (1929-2017), Daily Nous, April 24 2017 An obituary of Hubert Dreyfus by Sean D. Kelly, Teresa G. and Ferdinand F. Martignetti Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. Hubert Dreyfus, a renowned philosopher and a professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley for almost 50 years, died early Saturday morning [22 April]. He was 87 years old. …

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The myth of the Russian paternalism: how have market reforms changed the “Soviet person?” Realnoe Vremya, 21.03.2017 Philosopher and sociologist Gregory Yudin delivered a lecture on ”The myth of the Russian paternalism: how have market reforms changed the ”Soviet person?” at the contemporary culture center Smena on 11 March. In his speech, the scientist told …

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Programme et Inscriptions 3èmes Journées d’études / 3rd Workshop Pour une Épistémologie Historique des transformations techniques Towards an Historical Epistemology of Technical Transformations Paris, 18-19-20 mai 2017 Ecole Doctorale de Philosophie ED 280, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Institut des Sciences Juridique & Philosophique de la Sorbonne, UMR 8103 CNRS – Paris 1 Centre de Philosophie …

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Casey Williams, Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools? The Stone, The New York Times, April 17, 2017 Truth is pliable in Trumpland. In March, the president fired off a tweet accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, dismissed the …

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French intellectuals lament loss of influence as populism surges, Financial Times, 21 April 2017 National Front has given voice to much of working class once represented by the left Sipping a coffee at Le Rouge Limé café in central Paris, Michael Foessel, professor of philosophy at the École Polytechnique, harks back to a time when …

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Alberto Comparini, Between Philosophy and History: On Guido Mazzoni’s “Theory of the Novel”, Los Angeles Review of Books, April 15, 2017 BETWEEN 1995 AND 2010, Guido Mazzoni worked on three books: a study of modern poetry (Sulla poesia moderna, 2005); a collection of poems (I mondi [Worlds], 2010); and, finally, a theory of the novel …

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Reveley, J. (2015). Foucauldian critique of positive education and related self-technologies: Some problems and new directions. Open Review of Educational Research, 2(1), 78-93. DOI: 10.1080/23265507.2014.996768 Abstract By focusing on positive education, this article draws out the educational implications of Binkley’s Foucauldian critique of neoliberal subjects being pressured to learn how to manage their emotions. From …

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Fhulufhuwani Hastings Nekhwevha, Freire contra Foucault on Power/Knowledge and Truth Discourses. The Constitution of a Subject for Authentic Educational Praxis in South Africa, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012 This is a partly theoretical and partly historical study whose ‘focus-down’ approach has as a main objective a detailed comparative dissection of Freire and Foucault’s conceptions of …

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