Foucault News

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

Giampiero Assumma THE LOWER WORLD “The Lower World” is the title of Giampiero Assumma’s photographic long term project (2001-2014) on human alienation within the context of the last six criminal lunatic asylums in Italy, named ‘Ospedale Psichiatrico Giudiziario’ (O.P.G). These facilities, with the exception of one pioneering institution that was purely a psychiatric hospital, showed …

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Amy Allen, The End of Progress. Decolonizing the Normative Foundations of Critical Theory, Columbia University Press, 2016 (2017 paperback) While post- and decolonial theorists have thoroughly debunked the idea of historical progress as a Eurocentric, imperialist, and neocolonialist fallacy, many of the most prominent contemporary thinkers associated with the Frankfurt School—Jürgen Habermas, Axel Honneth, and …

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