Foucault News

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

Giorgio Astone, Pieghe, invaginazioni, addugliature. Deleuze interprete di Foucault, Laboratorio Archeologia Filosofica, Dicembre 2020 Open access 1. Introduzione – Fra parentesi quadre Con il titolo La soggettivazione viene tradotta in italiano anche l’ultima sezione del corso universitario tenuto da Gilles Deleuze a Paris VIII nell’anno accademico 1985-1986, preceduto dai due volumi Il sapere (Deleuze 2014) e Il potere (Deleuze 2018), contenente …

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Nimmo, R. (2020). Foucault, Power, and Nonhuman Animals, Society & Animals, 28(7), 835-838. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-00001845 Open access Matthew Chrulew & Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals (Human-Animal Studies). Leiden: Brill, 2017. 396 pp. In their timely and well-curated collection, Matthew Chrulew and Dinesh Wadiwel (2017) succeed in their difficult aim of providing readers with …

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Richard Smith: The faults and dangers of an iatrocracy, The BMJ Opinion, August 11, 2020 The first thing that struck Bernard-Henri Lévy, arguably France’s leading public intellectual, about the covid-19 pandemic was the rise of “medical power.” In his short, enjoyable, and provocative book The Virus in the Age of Madness he explains why such …

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Daniele Lorenzini reviews Critique and Praxis Bernard E. Harcourt. Critique and Praxis: A Radical Critical Philosophy of Illusions, Values, and Actions. New York: Columbia University Press. 696 pp. Review by Daniele Lorenzini, Critical Inquiry, 16 December 2020 Open access If there is one dogma that most political philosophers and critical thinkers alike have shared in …

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Beer, David. “A History of the Data Present.” History of the Human Sciences, (October 2020). https://doi.org/10.1177/0952695120959254. How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person Colin Koopman, How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 269 pp. ISBN: 9780226626581 Watching TV I start to wonder if …

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Michel Foucault: Penal Theories and Institutions: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1971-1972 Review by Michael Maidan, Phenomenological Reviews, Sunday June 7th, 2020 Open access Penal Theories and Institutions contains the lectures delivered by Foucault in his second-year tenure at the College de France (1971-2). It is also the last volume of this series, concluding …

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Originally posted on affecognitive:
 The first part of this edited collection reflected on Foucault as a reader of Marx.  In the book’s second part, five essays respond to the various Marxisms of the 19th-20th centuries and how Foucault situated his own research in relation to them. The first essay maps Foucault’s writings alongside developments in…