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

L’abécédaire de Michel Foucault. Revue Ballast 25 janvier 2023 […] nous prolongeons la discussion en 26 lettres. Anormal : « Par pensée médicale, j’entends une façon de percevoir les choses qui s’organise autour de la norme, c’est-à-dire qui essaie de partager ce qui est normal de ce qui est anormal, qui n’est pas tout à …

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‘I don’t write a book so that it will be the final word; I write a book so that other books are possible, not necessarily written by me’. Michel Foucault (1994) [1971] ‘Entretien avec Michel Foucault’. In Dits et Ecrits vol II (of 4 volume version). Paris: Gallimard, pp. 157-74. (This passage trans. Clare O’Farrell).

Philosophy is that which calls into question domination at every level and in every form in which it exists, whether political, economic, sexual, institutional, or what have you. To a certain extent, this critical function of philosophy derives from the Socratic injunction “Take care of yourself,” in other words, “Make freedom your foundation, through the …

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