Foucault News

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

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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