Foucault News

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

Thomas Skorucak, Le courage des gouvernés. Michel Foucault et Hannah Arendt, Paris: CNRS Editions, 2019 En ces temps marqués par la grande désillusion des citoyens face au politique, alors même que l’action collective est plus que jamais nécessaire, n’est-il pas urgent de réactualiser la notion de courage ? Mais comment penser ce courage loin de …

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Is the medium the message in post-digital architecture? Archpaper.com, By MAX KUO • February 15, 2019 Review Possible Mediums Edited by Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, and Kyle Miller Actar $34.95 MSRP Possible Mediums, a volume edited by four xennial American architecture professors, documents the formal experimentation of the recent post-digital turn in architecture. The book glimpses …

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Thomas Lemke, Foucault’s Immanent Contradictions, Verso Blog, 22 February 2019 From Habermas to Honneth, critics have been keen to portray Foucault as a paradox-prone thinker. Thomas Lemke argues that we should embrace the recurring contradictions in Foucault’s thought as symptoms rather than inherent problems. This is an excerpt from the introduction to Thomas Lemke’s Foucault’s Analysis …

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Stuart Elden, Canguilhem, Polity Press, 2019 Georges Canguilhem (1904-95) was an influential historian and philosopher of science, as renowned for his teaching as for his writings. He is best known for his book The Normal and the Pathological, originally his doctoral thesis in medicine, but he also wrote a thesis in philosophy on the concept …

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Anton Lee (2018) Review: The Order of Things: Photography from the Walther Collection, History of Photography, 42:3, 306-308. DOI: 10.1080/03087298.2018.1531600 Review of the exhibition catalog The Order of Things: Photography from the Walther Collection, edited by Brian Wallis (Göttingen: Steidl, 2015) [,,,] The paucity of serious attention to The Order of Things is curious, given …

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Josephine Berry, Art and (Bare) Life, A Biopolitical Inquiry. Sternberg Press, 2018 December 2018, English 14 x 22.5 cm, 328 pages, 45 color ill., softcover ISBN 978-3-95679-393-6 €25.00 Book launch at Imperial College London Art and (Bare) Life: A Biopolitical Inquiry analyzes modern and contemporary art’s drive to blur with life, and how this is …

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Dinah Ribard, 1969 : Michel Foucault et la question de l’auteur. Qu’est-ce qu’un auteur ? Texte, présentation, et commentaire Éditions Honoré Champion, Textes critiques français no 2. 2019. 1 vol., 112 p., broché, 13 × 20 cm. ISBN 978-2-7453-4832-6. 20 € Qu’est-ce qu’un auteur ? est le texte d’une conférence donnée en 1969 à Paris, puis …

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Karsten Schubert Freiheit als Kritik. Sozialphilosophie nach Foucault, Bielefeld: transcript 2018 Leseprobe (PDF) Wie können Freiheit und Widerstand innerhalb von Foucaults Theorie der Macht und Subjektivierung konzipiert werden? Karsten Schubert liefert die erste systematische Rekonstruktion der sozialphilosophischen Debatte um Freiheit bei Foucault und eine neue Lösung für das Freiheitsproblem: Freiheit als die Fähigkeit zur reflexiven …

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Mingjie Tang, L’usage de la subjectivité : Foucault, une archéologie de la relation, L’Harmattan. Collection: Quelle drôle d’époque ! Philosophie Sciences Humaines Les travaux de Foucault sur l’histoire de la subjectivité analysent la manière dont s’est formé et a fonctionné le concept d’homme : comment il a agrégé des éléments hétérogènes pour imposer son évidence …

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Sforzini, A. (2019). Michel Foucault va au cinéma / Foucault at the Movies. Le Foucaldien, 5(1), 1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.56 Abstract This article reviews the book Foucault at the Movies, published in French in 2011 and translated into English by Clare O’Farrell in 2018. The author first discusses the general structure and aims of the volume. The article then …

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