Foucault News

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

Gerasimos Kakoliris, A Foucauldian enquiry in the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic management (Critique in Times of Coronavirus) Critical Legal Thinking— Law and the Political — • 11 May 2020 Is the substantially global management of the coronavirus pandemic a novelty or would it be possible to trace its origin in an earlier order of …

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Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Penser l’après : Sciences, pouvoir et opinions dans l’après Covid-19, The Conversation, May 3, 2020 […] Michel Foucault souligne le contraste entre ce modèle archaïque de la quarantaine où un pouvoir souverain autoritaire régit depuis un état central la vie des populations, et les dispositifs stratégiques de contrôle diffus de la vie mis …

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Foucault on Liberal Democracy, Historicism and Philosophy Blake Smith. Tocqueville 21, 9 May 2020 Liberal democracy is an oxymoron. Or rather, it’s a site of confrontation between contradictory discourses, between the universalist aspirations of philosophy and the partisanship of historiography. So insinuates Michel Foucault in the lecture series “Society Must be Defended,” delivered at the Collège de …

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Matthew G. Hannah, Jan Simon Hutta and Christoph Schemann, Thinking Through Covid-19 Responses With Foucault – An Initial Overview, Antipode online, 5 May 2020 (Department of Geography, University of Bayreuth) Open access This intervention originally appeared as the second half of a longer essay intended as a basis for discussion in a Masters seminar at …

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Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
An eighth entry in our coronacrisis series, from Umut Ozguc. Umut is postdoctoral research fellow in International Ethics at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. She is a critical IR scholar working on critical security and border studies, settler colonialism, spatial…

A Deleuzian Undercurrent to Foucault’s “What is an Author?” (part 1) By Gordon Hull, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science, 27 February 2020 Toward the end of “What is an Author,” Foucault distinguishes between the “founder” and “initiator [instaurateur]” of a discourse. Galileo is the paradigmatic example of the former, and Marx of the latter. …

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Originally posted on affecognitive:
In these days of quarantine against COVID-19, I frequently see essays on social media aimed against normal mandates of worker productivity. These reports are aimed at the privileged, that is, those who still have jobs and are working from home. As such, these anxious stabs against the perceived persistent expectation of…