Foucault News

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

Gordon Hull, Bakhtin’s Carnival, Genealogy, History, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science, 25 September 2018 Foucault’s use of Nietzsche to make the distinction between history and genealogy in “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History” is well-known.  What is less well-known, I think (perhaps I am projecting again, but I had forgotten this passage until I saw a note …

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Claire Fanger, Inscription on the Heart: Medieval Monastic Practices for Writing Self in God and God in Self, The Side View, October 2018 Michel Foucault’s 1984 essay, “What is enlightenment?”[1] requires readers to keep in view how epistemology and ontology—knowing and being—converge in the subject. Knowledge is the being of the self; knowledge constitutes the self …

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Paolo Vernaglione Berardi, Critica: La carne e l’amicizia Deleuze per Foucault, Laboratorio “archeologia filosofica”, 2018 Gilles Deleuze, Il potere. Corso su Michel Foucault (1985-1986)/2, Ombre Corte, 2018 On the occasion of the publication in France of  Les aveux de la chair, the “so called” fourth Foucault volume of the History of sexuality, and the contemporary publication …

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Life After Sundown: Disco Architecture in the Global City | Features | Archinect, By Alan Ruiz, Feb 7, 2017 Samuel Delaney describes the disco as one site of  “inter-class contact,”²  rehearsing a now familiar understanding of the dance floor as teeming with the possibility for alternative forms of sociality. In this sense, the disco is …

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Paolo Vernaglione Berardi Archeologia della penalità psichiatrica. Psichiatri, giudici e degenerati During the 1970s, Michel Foucault realized the most important ensemble of research about psychiatry intertwined with the penal system. The courses at the Collège de France: ‘La Societé Punitive’ (1971-72), ‘Le Pouvoir Psychiatrique’ (1972-73), ‘Les anormaux’ (1974-75), the book Surveiller et Punir (1975), combined …

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Susan Milner, From Foucault to Valls: experiments with basic income in France. IPR blog, University of Bath, 25th November 2016 Dr Susan Milner is Reader in European Politics at the University of Bath. In line with changes discussed in the British context, it is startling to observe how much has shifted in French policy debates …

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Gordon Hull, Foucault and Marx: on Subjectification and Exhaustion, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science, 25 September 2017 I have been circling around the relation between Marx and Foucault for a while, and thinking in  particular about the ways that they can be viewed as productively engaged, particularly at the intersection of primitive accumulation and …

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Gabriel Rockhill, The CIA Reads French Theory: On The Intellectual Labor Of Dismantling The Cultural Left. The Philosophical Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, 28 Feb 2017 Also in French on Mediapart Quand la CIA s’attelait à démanteler la gauche intellectuelle française It is often presumed that intellectuals have little or no political power. Perched …

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