Foucault News

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

Frédéric Gros, Foucault, Flaubert, la tentation d’écrire. In Flaubert et le moment théorique (1960-1980), Sous la direction de Pierre-Marc de Biasi, Anne Herschberg Pierrot, CNRS éditions, 2021. Et si Flaubert, dont on fête en 2021 le bicentenaire, n’était né, en réalité, qu’il y a une cinquantaine d’années ? Entre 1960 et 1980, la France traverse une période d’intense …

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Terry Eagleton, Everything, All the Time, Everywhere by Stuart Jeffries review – how we became postmodern, The Guardian, 10 November 2021 Stuart Jeffries, Everything, All the Time, Everywhere: How We Became Postmodern, Verso, 2021 For the past half-century, postmodernist thinkers have been trying to discredit truth, identity and reality. Identity is a straitjacket, and truth …

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Foucault in the Panopticon How Michel Foucault’s encounters in Poland’s heavily policed gay community informed his ideas GEOFF SHULLENBERGER | Reason, FROM THE DECEMBER 2021 ISSUE In 1958, the 32-year-old philosopher Michel Foucault arrived in Poland to assume the directorship of the Centre Français in Warsaw. Less than a year later, he abruptly left the …

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Jean-Luc Caron, André Tubeuf, un récit brillant sur son Paris culturel des années 1950, Res Musica, 8 décembre 2021 Avoir vingt ans et commencer (récit). André Tubeuf. Actes Sud. Novembre 2021 Connu de tous les mélomanes pour l’élégance de son écriture, l’étendue de son érudition et son enthousiasme communicatif, André Tubeuf nous propose un récit …

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Kathryn Hughes, Magritte: A Life by Alex Danchev review – virtuosic portrait of a star surrealist, The Guardian, 9 December 2021 Alex Danchev, Magritte: A Life – Profile, November 2021 Given the ubiquity of René Magritte’s images in our culture it is a shock to learn that no one was interested in the Belgian surrealist …

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Michael Quinn, Bentham, Polity, 2021 Jeremy Bentham – philosopher, theorist of law and of the art of government – was among the most influential figures of the early nineteenth century, and the approach he pioneered – utilitarianism – remains central to the modern world. In this new introduction to his ideas, Michael Quinn shows how …

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An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida by Peter Salmon Omar Sabbagh on a biography of Jacques Derrida. Philosophy Now, 2021 Peter Salmon, An Event, Perhaps: A Biography of Jacques Derrida, Verso Books, 2020, 320 pages, £11.99 hb, ISBN 978-1788732802 Deciding to write a biog raphy of Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), even a predominantly intellectual …

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Daniel Verginelli Galantin, Experiencia e Politica no pensamento de Michel Foucault, Editora UFPR 2021. SINOPSE Certamente a noção de experiência que acompanhamos em diferentes momentos do pensamento foucaultiano não é um conceito diretamente reiterado e redefinido ao longo de todas as suas obras. Foucault nunca escreveu: eu disse que experiência era aquilo, mas na verdade …

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Platonism. Ficino to Foucault Editors: Valery Rees, Anna Corrias, Francesca M. Crasta, Laura Follesa, and Guido Giglioni, Brill, 2021. In particular Candiotto, Laura. “Chapter 14 Care of the Self and Politics: Michel Foucault, Heir of a Forgotten Plato?”. In Platonism, (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2020) doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004437425_016 The sixteen essays in this volume trace the …

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