Foucault News

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

Garðar Árnason, Foucault and the Human Subject of Science, Springer, 2018
Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Ethics

Analyses Foucault’s work on scientific discourses and their interplay with individuals and society
Outlines a Foucauldian approach to science criticism and ethical issues regarding research with human subjects
Discusses the ethical controversy over plans to construct a genetic database encompassing the entire Icelandic nation

About the author
​Garðar Árnason, Ph.D., studied philosophy at the University of Iceland and the University of Toronto. He is currently a researcher at the Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Tübingen. His main research interests include applied ethics (human and non-human research ethics, neuroethics, bioethics), free will, and the philosophy of science.

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