Foucault News

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

Aaron Hanlon, Postmodernism didn’t cause Trump. It explains him. The Washington Post, 31 August 2018 Postmodern theory may be the most loathed concept ever to have emerged from academia. Developed within literature and philosophy departments in the 1970s, it supposedly told us that facts were debatable, that individual perspectives mattered most, that shared meaning was …

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L’attitude inacceptable de Foucault face à la psychanalyse, Mediapart 24 NOV. 2018 PAR YVON QUINIOU La parution des premiers écrits de Foucault sur la sexualité est l’occasion de critiquer son attitude à l’égard de la psychanalyse, contre une mode qui ne cesse de l’encenser. En réalité, il se sera opposé à elle, lui reprochant de …

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Gordon Hull, Foucault’s “Analytic Philosophy of Politics”, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science, 02 July 2018 The current issue of Foucault Studies contains the first English translation of a lecture Foucault gave in Japan in 1978.  This “Analytic Philosophy of Politics” is essential reading if you have an interest in the transition between Foucault’s “power” and “ethics” work and/or …

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Alessandro Baccarin, Paolo Vernaglione Berardi, Archeoligia filosofica laboritorio. Un pò di storiaIl laboratorio, l’associazione, gli scritti, la collana editoriale Tre anni fa abbiamo iniziato a ragionare intorno alla possibilità di rendere quello strano campo della ricerca filosofica che ha nome “archeologia filosofica”, un vero e proprio spazio di elaborazione. Nasce così il *Laboratorio “archeologia filosofica”*, …

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Foucault and Feminism in Finland – Emphasizing Equality – Academic Stories For PhD student Sanna Tirkkonen, the line between research and life is a little blurred. “I work in philosophy, and it is quite usual in our field that doing research gets intertwined with the whole way of being,” she explains. “The questions we study …

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Clare O’Farrell on Translating Foucault at the Movies, Columbia University Press blog, September 27, 2018 Today for National Translation Month we are presenting our film fans with a guest post from Clare O’Farrell who translated Foucault at the Movies by Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, and Dork Zabunyan. In this post, O’Farrell gives a personal account of the challenges and opportunities …

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