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I’ve largely been able to continue the focus of the last update, with a series of fairly uninterrupted days’ research and writing. Aside from continuing work on Lacan, I’ve also been looking at the people who taught Foucault. Merleau-Ponty is the key figure, as I’ve mentioned before, and I’ve done a bit more work on him, but Jean Wahl, Jean Hyppolite, Jean Beaufret, Henri Gouhier, and Daniel Lagache are all important. It’s taken a bit of digging around, but quite a lot of the lectures Foucault attended have been published. So, where possible, I’ve been tracking these down and doing some selective reading. Warwick has a pretty good collection, often in French and English. I was back in London for a couple of days, so did some work in the British Library, though my list of things to do there, and in Paris, is still quite extensive. I have the…

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One thought on “The Early Foucault update 6: Foucault’s teachers, and returning to his work on Binswanger

  1. Jurn KERKKAMP says:

    Dear Stuart, in ‘The Early Foucault – beginning work of a possible book’ you mentioned that ‘Birth of the Clinic is a relatively neglected work’. I am also working on this subject and so far I was not able to find any explanation in the literature why this is. I am curious at your opinion. Jurn

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