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

Siniša Malešević (2022) Are We All Foucauldians Now? “Culture Wars” and the Poststructuralist Legacy, Critical Review

DOI: 10.1080/08913811.2022.2122171

Michel Foucault’s philosophy has recently come under sharp criticism across the political spectrum. While right-wing and centrist commentators identify Foucault as the intellectual progenitor of “woke” dogmatism and an irrationalist hostility to science, left-wing critics associate his work with neoliberalism and animosity towards the welfare state. Neither critique is grounded in an accurate understanding of the epistemological motivation of Foucault’s project.

Keywords: Foucault, culture wars, identity politics, power, poststructuralism

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