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Michel Foucault, Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity: An Interview with the Nouvel Observateur. Critical Inquiry Volume 47, Number 1, 2020. Translated and introduced by Sabina Vaccarino Bremner.

Abstract
An interview with Michel Foucault in 1979 that was never published during his lifetime and was recently rediscovered in the archives. The interview, appearing for the first time in English and in its complete form, marks one of Foucault’s final public discussions of the contentious topic of the Iranian Revolution. In particular, Foucault clarifies what he means by “political spirituality” and addresses the respective relations between religion, revolution, and self-transformation.

One thought on “Foucault, Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity: An Interview with the Nouvel Observateur (2020)

  1. stuartelden says:

    Reblogged this on Progressive Geographies and commented:
    Bit late sharing this interview – conducted in 1979, but not published in Foucault’s lifetime and newly translated.

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