Foucault News

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

Marlon Salomon, Obituary, François Delaporte (1941 – 2019) Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science (6) 2019: 115-123 DOI: 10.24117/2526-2270.2019.i6.11 Open access On the 28th of May, the French philosopher and historian of sciences, François Delaporte died in Amiens at the age of 78. He was an emeritus professor at the Université de Picardie …

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Jean Daniel, preeminent French journalist and intellectual, dies at 99. Washington Post, By Emily Langer, Feb. 22, 2020 See also Bernard-Henri Lévy’s memoir and obituary at Tablet Magazine Jean Daniel, a leading intellectual of the French left whose cameos in history included a trip to Cuba in 1963, where he extended to Fidel Castro a …

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Jane O’Grady, Sir Roger Scruton obituary, The Guardian, 15 January 2020 Philosopher, writer and political thinker with controversial views on education, hunting and architecture Roger Scruton, who has died of lung cancer aged 75, was a philosopher and a controversial public intellectual. Active in the fields of aesthetics, art, music, political philosophy and architecture, both …

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French philosopher Michel Serres dies at 88 France 24 02/06/2019 See also this link and this link (en français) The philosopher, writer and academic Michel Serres died on Saturday June 1 2019 at the age of 88. His publishing house Le Pommier made the announcement on Saturday evening. “He died peacefully at 7pm, surrounded by …

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Gary Gutting (1942-2019), 3am magazine, First posted: Sunday, January 20th, 2019. Gary Gutting, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, has died. Professor Gutting worked on philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, contemporary French philosophy, and contemporary analytic philosophy. He was well-known for his substantial work in public philosophy, authoring several columns …

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Editor: Foucault is behind Simone de Beauvoir Claude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust film ‘Shoah’, dies at 92. CGTN, 6 July 2018 French filmmaker and writer Claude Lanzmann, whose landmark 1985 documentary “Shoah” revealed the horrors of the Holocaust over nine hours of chilling eyewitness accounts, died in Paris on Thursday aged 92.

Editor’s note: John Sturrock was an early commentator French theory and Foucault, cf his 1980 edited book Structuralism and Since. See this article in The Times – but needs a subscription. John Sturrock, 1930–2017 ADRIAN TAHOURDIN, Times Literary Supplement, September 5 2017 Anyone who met John Sturrock could not but be struck by how English …

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Essay on the death of Hayden White Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed, March 9, 2018. The author of Metahistory, one of the most influential books in the humanities over the past four decades, died Monday. Scott McLemee takes him out of the poststructuralist pigeonhole. Pursuing such a line of thought meant turning to sources outside …

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Hubert Dreyfus (1929-2017), Daily Nous, April 24 2017 An obituary of Hubert Dreyfus by Sean D. Kelly, Teresa G. and Ferdinand F. Martignetti Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. Hubert Dreyfus, a renowned philosopher and a professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley for almost 50 years, died early Saturday morning [22 April]. He was 87 years old. …

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Sandra Lee Bartky, at the Vanguard of Feminist Philosophy, Dies at 81 By Sam Roberts, New York Times 23 October 2016 Sandra Lee Bartky, an influential feminist philosopher who argued that women were subconsciously submitting to men by accepting an unnatural cultural standard for the ideal female body — what she called the “tyranny of …

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