Foucault News

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

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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French philosopher Andre Glucksmann dies at 78, BBC News site See also The Guardian En français: Libération Andre Glucksmann, one of the most prominent figures in French philosophy, has died aged 78. An associate of Jean-Paul Sartre, he helped provide the intellectual underpinning for the student and worker revolts of May 1968. He was originally …

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Gary S. Becker, Nobel-winning scholar of economics and sociology, 1930-2014 Obituary by William Harms, UChicago News, May 4 2014 Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker, AM’53, PhD’55, made historic changes to the study of economics and the social sciences, combining disciplines to understand decisions in everyday life, while spawning rich new questions for scholars in diverse …

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André Schiffrin, Publishing Force and a Founder of New Press, Is Dead at 78 By ROBERT D. McFADDEN The New York Times Books, December 1, 2013 André Schiffrin, a publishing force for 50 years, whose passion for editorial independence produced shelves of serious books, a titanic collision with a conglomerate that forced him out to …

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Décès du prix Nobel de médecine François Jacob, à 92 ans AFP 22/04/2013, Midi Libre.fr Le biologiste avait notamment écrit “La logique du vivant”, qualifiée de plus remarquable histoire de la biologie par le philosophe Michel Foucault. (AFP THOMAS COEX) Le prix Nobel de médecine, François Jacob, s’est éteint vendredi à l’âge de 92 ans. …

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Robert Castel, cinquante ans de pugnacité sociologique Jean-François Laé 13 mars 2013 Site Mediapart Directeur d’études à l’Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Robert Castel, né à Brest en 1933, est mort à Paris, mardi 12 mars, des suites d’un cancer. A juste distance entre Michel Foucault et Pierre Bourdieu, dont il était …

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Alessandro Fontana, philosophe et pivot des études foucaldiennes Le Monde.fr | 20.02.2013 à 16h33 Par Jean-Louis Fournel et Xavier Tabet (Professeurs au département d’études italiennes de l’Université Paris 8) Alessandro Fontana naît le 25 mars 1939 dans une famille de la bourgeoisie cultivée de la Vénétie. Orphelin de mère à l’âge de quatre ans, il …

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