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

Progressive Geographies

I have a review of Elisabetta Basso’s excellent Young Foucault: The Lille manuscripts on psychopathology, phenomenology, and anthropology, 1952–1955, translated by Marie Satya McDonough(Columbia University Press,2022) in The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. The review is unfortunately behind a paywall, so here are some of the key bits:

Box 46 [of the Foucault archive] is especially noteworthy. It contains 400 pages of manuscripts, most of which have recently been published but await translation. There are notes for a course on the question of philosophical anthropology, probably delivered both at the University of Lille and the École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris in the early 1950s, a manuscript with the titlePhénoménologie et psychologie, probably from around 1953–1954, and another manuscript from a similar time, without a title but published asBinswanger et l’analyse existentielle(Foucault, 2021a, 2021b, 2022). The editor of the last text…

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