Foucault News

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

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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John Searle on Foucault and the Obscurantism in French Philosophy From the Open Culture site, July 1 2013 It is sometimes noted–typically with admiration–that France is a place where a philosopher can still be a celebrity. It sounds laudable. But celebrity culture can be corrosive, both to the culture at large and to the celebrities …

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Philippe Theophanidis on his blog Aphelis links to a complete recording on youtube (as yet unsubtitled) of the Foucault-Chomsky debate and provides detailed background on the history of the recording and the various versions and publications of the transcript. The Chomsky-Foucault Debate On Human Nature, New York: The New Press, 2006, pp. 57-58. Content of …

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