Foucault News

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

Philosophy As Interdisciplinary Intensity – An Interview With Giorgio Agamben (Antonio Gnolio/Ido Govrin) – RELIGIOUS THEORY Feb 5 2017 The following is an interview with the famed Continental philosopher Giorgio Agamben conducted by journalist Antonio Gnolio. Originally published in La Repubblica on May 15, 2016.  the interview is translated from the Italian by Ido Govrin, whose bio is given …

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Histories of Violence: Nonviolence and the Ghost of Fascism – Los Angeles Review of Books MAY 21, 2018 This conversation is with Todd May, who is a political philosopher and social activist based at Clemson University. Among his many books are, more recently, A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability (2017) and Nonviolent Resistance: A Philosophical …

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Catherine Soussloff, “Foucault on Painting” (U Minnesota Press, 2017) podcast In Foucault on Painting (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), Catherine Soussloff discusses an area of Foucault’s development that has remained largely overlooked: his engagement with painting.  Indeed Foucault, we learn, described himself as a painter.  Throughout his career, he examined painting and the image as he pursued critical elements …

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« Il faut renvoyer mai 68 au passé . Entretien dans Politis. | «Le site de Geoffroy de Lagasnerie […] Vous vous intéressez beaucoup à Foucault, à Bourdieu. Comment voyez-vous l’effet de mai 68 sur eux et dans l’espace intellectuel aujourd’hui ? Peut être l’un de éléments le plus important de mai 68 est d’avoir fait naître …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Michel Foucault, l’Iran et le pouvoir du spirituel – previously unpublished 1979 interview in Bibliobs (requires subscription). A shorter version is published in the print version of L’Obs, 8 February 2018. I have the print version, but if anyone can access the online version please let me know. Many thanks…

Video: Alain Badiou and Michel Foucault — Philosophy and Psychology (1965), From the Verso Books blog, 9 January 2018 Watch a televised 1965 discussion between Alain Badiou and Michel Foucault on philosophy and psychology. A televised 1965 discussion between Alain Badiou and Michel Foucault, under the heading “Philosophy and Psychology,” is available to stream in …

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Interview with Leonard Lawlor © Leonard Lawlor and Figure/Ground Dr. Lawlor was interviewed by Laureano Ralón. Figure/Ground, December 11th, 2017 Extract I think there is something to be said – a clarification at least – with regards to that comment by Foucault, which says something along the lines that The Logic of Sense and Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception are as …

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