Foucault News

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

7 Questions with David Sepkoski, author of “Catastrophic Thinking” The Chicago blog, NOVEMBER 23, 2020 We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded—by scientists, by the media, by popular culture—of the looming threat of mass extinction. Such apocalyptic talk feels familiar to us, but the current fascination with extinction is a relatively …

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Heather Brunskell-Evans. Interview with Julian Vigo, Savage Minds, October 25 2020. Podcast Heather Brunskell-Evans discusses John Stuart Mill, Michel Foucault, identity politics, the current philosophical and legal discourses on sexual violence, and the politics of “kindness” with Julian Vigo. Focusing upon many of the misrepresentations of Foucault’s work in recent years, Brunskell-Evans offers ways in …

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Michel Foucault, Interview with Madeleine Chapsal, The Journal of Continental Philosophy Translated by Mark G. E. Kelly, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020, Pages 29-35 DOI: 10.5840/jcp2020876 Open access Abstract In this 1966 interview, published here in English translation for the first time, Michel Foucault positions himself as a representative of a ‘generation’ of French thinkers …

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The Telos Press Podcast: Mark G. E. Kelly on Michel Foucault and the Politics of Language Today, December 1, 2020 In today’s episode of the Telos Press Podcast, Camelia Raghinaru talks with Mark G. E. Kelly about his article “Foucault and the Politics of Language Today,” from Telos 191 (Summer 2020). An excerpt of the article appears …

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Wade, F. “Judith Butler on the Violence of Neglect Amid a Health Crisis. A conversation with the theorist about her new book, The Force of Nonviolence, and the need for global solidarity in the pandemic World.” The Nation May 13 (2020). Butler—who is the Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature and Critical Theory at the University of …

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Michel Foucault, Political Spirituality as the Will for Alterity: An Interview with the Nouvel Observateur. Critical Inquiry Volume 47, Number 1, 2020. Translated and introduced by Sabina Vaccarino Bremner. Abstract An interview with Michel Foucault in 1979 that was never published during his lifetime and was recently rediscovered in the archives. The interview, appearing for …

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Recently Published Book Spotlight: How Propaganda Became Public Relations Interview with Cory Wimberly by Nathan Eckstrand, Blog of the APA, July 6, 2020 This edition of the Recently Published Book Spotlight is about Cory Wimberly‘s How Propaganda Became Public Relations: Foucault and the Corporate Government of the Public. Cory Wimberly is Associate Professor of Philosophy …

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David Langwallner on Foucault’s Panopticon Audio interview on Soundcloud Human Rights Lawyer David Langwallner discusses the idea of the Panopticon that Michel Foucault borrowed from Jeremy Bentham to describe the all-seeing eye of the prison. Foucault argued that this has been internalised and led to a series of restraints on our natural inclinations, which have …

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