Foucault News

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

Theoretical Puppets: G is for Genealogy (Michel Foucault), December 12 2022
Genealogy is a crucial concept in Foucault’s conception of historical research. Here, he explains the difference between “genealogy” and “archaeology.” He also discusses his important essay on “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History,” underscoring the importance of masquerades and “concerted carnivals.” However, he leaves open the question as to whether or not he himself is part of this historical theater…

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