Foucault News

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

Lock down and punish by Blake Smith| Washington Examiner, June 11, 2020 The French philosopher Michel Foucault warned that public health threatens the principles of liberal democracy. Our political system, he argued, depends on us imagining each other as citizens working out collective rules to protect our rights. Our conception of public health, however, results …

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COVID-19: Narrative economics, public policy and mental health, Annie Tubadji, Don Webber, Frederic Boy VOX CEPR Policy Portal, 10 June 2020 The general public’s mental health can be affected by different public policy responses to a pandemic threat. Italy, the UK and Sweden implemented distinct approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic: early lockdown, delayed lockdown, and …

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Michel Foucault – Portrait With Flower Crown Mask Philosophy Mask Designed and Sold by isstgeschichte Michel Foucault – Portrait With Flower Crown: This is probably one of my favorite works that I have ever made. It’s one of the most important philosophy figures, decorated with a beautiful flower crown, making it a fantastic philosophy meme. …

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Mark G. E. Kelly, Foucault and the Politics of Language Today Telos Summer 2020 vol. 2020 no. 191 47-68 doi: 10.3817/0620191047 From Editorial summary – Special Issue Telos 191 (Summer 2020): Going Viral By David Pan · Monday, June 15, 2020 We face such danger with every viral outbreak that underlines the unpredictability of our …

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Pandemic Conundrum: To Control Or To Trust? – Analysis, Eurasia Review June 27, 2020 By Yasmine Wong The COVID-19 pandemic has blurred the boundaries between private and public life. Government efforts to discourage socially irresponsible behaviour have emboldened individuals to report, shame, and berate individuals who flout rules. This rise in mutual surveillance erodes trust …

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Journal Interlitterara Call for papers Pandemics in European Literature (20th – 21st ce.): Theory and Practice Guest Editors: Nikoleta Zampaki, PhD Candidate of Modern Greek Philology, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, e-mail: nikzamp@phil.uoa.gr, nikoletazampaki@hotmail.com Peggy Karpouzou, Assistant Professor of Theory of Literature, Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of …

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The Biopolitics of Immunity in Times of COVID-19: An Interview with Roberto Esposito, Antipode online, 16th June 2020 Interview conducted (via Skype on 3 June 2020) and translated by Tim Christiaens and Stijn De Cauwer. The Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito is the author of various influential books, including the trilogy Communitas: The Origin and Destiny …

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