Foucault News

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

Editor: I usually pass over this kind of material, but Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto has become an influential celebrity in the last few years with a large following. I am posting this in order to draw attention to the increasing volume and popularity of certain politically motivated “critiques” of the work of Foucault and his contemporaries.

For a useful background article on Peterson’s activities, views and celebrity see:
Dorian Lynskey, How dangerous is Jordan B Peterson, the rightwing professor who ‘hit a hornets’ nest’?, The Guardian, 8 February 2018

See also this essay review of Peterson’s book 12 rules for life:
Shuja Haider, Postmodernism Did Not Take Place: On Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, Viewpoint Magazine, January 23, 2018

 

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