Foucault News

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

Casey Williams, Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools? The Stone, The New York Times, April 17, 2017 Truth is pliable in Trumpland. In March, the president fired off a tweet accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, dismissed the …

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Editor: With thanks to the researcher who sent me this dossier. Foucault’s work is invoked in this media controversy. François Ewald, Apologie de Claude Allègre Les Echos.fr 2/3/10 Voir aussi ce lien […] Le travail de Claude Allègre montre que la thèse du réchauffement climatique produit par l’activité humaine suppose tout un dispositif à la …

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Simon Dawes, Foucault-Phobia and the Problem with the Critique of Neoliberal Ideology: A Response to Downey et al. Media Culture Society, December 3, 2015 doi: 10.1177/0163443715610922 For full article visit Simon Dawes’ blog Abstract Among a spate of recent articles addressing the legacy of Stuart Hall’s work on ideology and the media, John Downey, Gavan …

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Editor: See Colin Gordon’s response from the comments section of this blog post below. Michel Foucault’s Iranian Folly Jeremy Stangroom on Michel Foucault’s political naiveté, TPM Online (The Philosopher’s magazine) Extract Everywhere outside Iran, Islam serves as a cover for a feudal or pseudo revolutionary oppression… The Left should not let itself be seduced by …

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Mark G. E. Kelly, Foucault and Neoliberalism Today, Contriver’s Review, March 2015 Late last year, a PhD student in Belgium, Daniel Zamora, published a smallish edited collection of essays in French called “Criticising Foucault” (Critiquer Foucault). An interview he gave in relation to the book was translated into English for the Leftist journal Jacobin and …

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Originally posted on Le site de Geoffroy de Lagasnerie:
Dans le Nouvel Observateur du 12 décembre 2013, Eric Aeschimann publie un article intitulé « Foucault est partout » censé décrire l’influence de Foucault dans la pensée contemporaine. C’est un article plein d’erreurs, d’approximations.  Dans ce texte, le critique me range avec François Ewald dans la catégorie des…

ON FOUCAULT’S OBSCURITY: informational prosaicity vs transformational poeticity Posted on July 19, 2013 by terenceblake From the Agent Swarm blog Possible sources of the appearance of obscurity: 1) Vocabulary: French being Latin based looks more complicated than it is when viewed by an English speaker. I remember my surprise when I first arrived in France …

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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Deleuze and Guattari – Part III Some interesting anecdotes #11 Foucault saw Deleuze as a rival Some may find it surprising that the author of “Anti-Oedipus’” glowing introduction kind of hated the book. While Michel Foucault put on airs of amicability towards Deleuze, he was secretly jealous of Deleuze’s …

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