Foucault News

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

Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora, Today, the self is the battlefield of politics. Blame Michel Foucault, The Guardian, 15 June 2021 The rise of confessional politics has its origins in the left’s post-60s turn away from structures and towards the individual “We are perhaps living at the end of politics,” Michel Foucault wrote in the …

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Crispin Sartwell, Michel Foucault Switches Sides, Splice Today, 7 June 2021 Neither the left nor the right can deal with an anti-authoritarian. The French philosophe Michel Foucault (1926-1984) is currently up for re-assessment. In The New York Times, Ross Douthat writes that Foucault, usually thought of as a notorious postmodern neo-Marxist leftist relativist, has lately been associated with the Trumpian right. And an essay in The Point surveys the …

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“Do Not Ask Me Who I Am” Foucault and neoliberalism, The Point Magazine, June 2 2021 We just can’t seem to shake Foucault. The French philosopher, loathed or loved, has not dimmed in significance since his death of AIDS in 1984. In many ways the patron saint of contemporary humanistic inquiry, Michel Foucault’s work remains …

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Michel Foucault en Amérique : au cœur de la vallée de la Mort (2021), Par Sophie Joubert, France-Amérique, Mai 25, 2021 Parmi les penseurs de la French Theory, Michel Foucault est le plus connu. Celui dont l’œuvre, controversée, irrigue encore aujourd’hui les travaux de nombreux chercheurs américains. A partir de 1970 et jusqu’à sa mort …

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Review: How a California acid trip made Michel Foucault a neoliberal by Jonathan Russell Clark, Los Angeles Times. 24 May 2021 Review of The Last Man Takes LSD: Foucault and the End of Revolution By Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora, Verso, 2021 In 1978 and 1979, the French philosopher Michel Foucault gave a series of …

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Editor: This press release along with many other items relating to Foucault’s stay in Tunisia from 1966 to 1968 can be found in the select bibliography I posted yesterday. Press release on the Centre Michel Foucault site in Paris PDF in French Translations into other languages English Italian Portuguese Spanish German

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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