Foucault News

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

Simeon Wade, Foucault in California [A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] Foreword by Heather Dundas, Heyday, 2018 In The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey quotes the iconic French philosopher as speaking “nostalgically…of ‘an unforgettable evening on LSD, in carefully prepared doses, in the desert night, with …

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Foucault, Neoliberalism, and Beyond Edited by Stephen W. Sawyer and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins London: Rowman & Littlefield International. Publication Date: Apr 2019 Few philosophers have garnered as much attention globally as Michel Foucault. But even within this wide reception, the consideration given to his relationship to neoliberalism has been noteworthy. However, the debate over this relationship …

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Bartlett, J. y Chao, D. (comps.) (2019). El gobierno como problema: objetos y abordajes en clave de gubernamentalidad. Buenos Aires: TeseoPress. Sinopsis Esta obra se refiere de distintas maneras a los estudios en gubernamentalidad. Así, contiene reflexiones que expanden y profundizan determinados desarrollos de Foucault al respecto, ya sea trabajando en una continuidad a partir …

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Pensar con Foucault hoy Compiladores: Agustín Colombo, Cristina López, Marcelo Raffin, UNSAM Edita, 2019 Michel Foucault murió en 1984 pero su obra no ha dejado de expandirse y suscitar interés y discusión. Con la publicación de los cursos dictados en el Collège de France entre 1970 y 1984, durante las últimas dos décadas, el interés …

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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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