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Summary Michel Foucault (1926–84) was a discipline-straddling French intellectual of the middle late twentieth century. Trained in philosophy and psychology, his early 'archaeological' work of the 1960s can be viewed as a form of history of ideas, while his later 'genelogical' work of the 1970s was markedly more political, although still focused on historical materials, and is often viewed as a form of sociology. His last work, in the 1980s, however, concerned with ancient thought, and notions of ethics and subjectivity, is more clearly philosophical, and indeed in this period Foucault explicitly his thought as philosophical, based on a definition of philosophy as being concerned today with the relationship of truth and politics.
Key works Foucault's first major work is Foucault 1961/2006, his longest and most varied work, published first in 1961, a political-cum-intellectual history of the phenomenon of madness in European history. Thereafter, he moved in an increasingly theoretical direction, firstly in his monumental history of the development of the modern 'human sciences (Foucault 1970) and secondly in his most theoretical work, Foucault 1972, which is in effect a contribution to the philosophy of language. After the momentous political upheaval in France in 1968, Foucault's life and work underwent a pronounced political turn, leading to his history of imprisonment Foucault 1975, and the first volume of his history of sexuality, in which he expounds the beginnings of a new theory of social power 
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  1. La méthodologie et l'ontologie deleuzienne de Foucault dans ses cours des années 70s.John Protevi - manuscript
    Cette communication explorera la nature deleuzienne de l'ontologie présupposée par Foucault dans ses cours Sécurité, Territoire, Population et Naissance de la Biopolitique. L'objectif sera d'identifier certaines formules de Foucault qui font écho à un concept clé de Différence et Répétition: l'individuation comme intégration d'une multiplicité. Dans ces textes se trouveront pas mal d'éléments de l'ontologie deleuzienne: par exemple, le couple différentiation / différenciation; l'anti-essentialisme; et le champ différentiel, pré-individuel, problématique, ou virtuel d'où émergent, par l'auto-organisation, des individus actuels. Mais, on (...)
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  2. Heterotopia of the Film Solaris Directed by Andrei Tarkovski.Nicolae Sfetcu - manuscript
    In Solaris, within the limits of heterotopic experience, several theoretical and ontological questions are examined through approaches on each character. Berton declares one of the main philosophical themes of the movie when he tells Kelvin: "You want to destroy that which we are presently incapable of understanding? Forgive me, but I am not an advocate of knowledge at any price. Knowledge is only valid when it's based on morality." The ocean does not mean anything as an object, it simply exists. (...)
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  3. An Inquiry on the Power Problem in Michel Foucault.Metin Becermen - unknown - Yeditepe'de Felsefe (Philosophy at Yeditepe) 9.
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  4. Biopolitics in the ‘Psychic Realm’: Han, Foucault and Neoliberal Psychopolitics.Caroline Alphin & François Debrix - forthcoming - Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    This article explores German Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han’s notion of psychopolitics and his concept of the neoliberal subject. For Han, mental processes are now the primary target of power. T...
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  5. Biopolitics in the ‘Psychic Realm’: Han, Foucault and Neoliberal Psychopolitics.Caroline Alphin & François Debrix - forthcoming - Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    This article explores German Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han’s notion of psychopolitics and his concept of the neoliberal subject. For Han, mental processes are now the primary target of power. T...
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  6. Résistance et représentation: Le Cas du taureau ratiocineur.Didier Anzieu - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  7. Biopolitics and Ancient Thought.Jussi Backman & Antonio Cimino (eds.) - forthcoming - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    The volume studies, from different perspectives, the relationship between ancient thought and biopolitics, that is, theories, discourses, and practices in which the biological life of human populations becomes the focal point of political government. It thus continues and deepens the critical examination, in recent literature, of Michel Foucault's claim concerning the essentially modern character of biopolitics. The nine contributions comprised in the volume explore and utilize the notions of biopolitics and biopower as conceptual tools for articulating the differences and continuities (...)
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  8. Évocation de Georges Gurvitch.Georges Balandier - forthcoming - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie.
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  9. Power Cliques in Bureaucratic Society.Joseph Bensman & Arthur Vidich - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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  10. Sciences Humaines Et Anthropologie Philosophique.Claude Bruaire - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  11. Povertà E Ricchezza Nel Pensiero di Bernanos-In.Clara Bruner - forthcoming - Studium.
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  12. Biopolitica E Liberalismo in Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Giuseppe Campesi - forthcoming - Bollettino Telematico di Filosofia Politica.
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  13. The Politics of Transformation: Foucault's Ideas of Spirituality Reconsidered. Carrette Jr - forthcoming - Foucault Studies.
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  14. Performing Agency Theory and the Neoliberalization of the State.Tim Christiaens - forthcoming - Critical Sociology.
    According to Streeck and Vogl, the neoliberalization of the state has been the result of political-economic developments that render the state dependent on financial markets. However, they do not explain the discursive shifts that would have been required for demoting the state to the role of an agent to bondholders. I propose to explain this shift via the performative effect of neoliberal agency theory. In 1976, Michael Jensen and William Meckling claimed that corporate managers are agents to shareholding principals, which (...)
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  15. Third Person by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  16. Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  17. Terms of the Political, Community, Immunity, Biopolitics by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  18. Satélites En la Comunicación Social.M. de Morgagas - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  19. Après Foucault : Parler, Dire, Penser.Thierry Delooz - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  20. Étude critique sur l'épicurisme antique. [REVIEW]G. Droz-Vincent - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  21. La Philosophie Antique. [REVIEW]Aimé Forest - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  22. Foucault, Rape, and the Construction of the Feminine Body.Alfred H. Fuchs - forthcoming - Hypatia.
  23. La Red En El Móvil.Antonio Fumero Reverón - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  24. Ordinea Pragmatică a Discursului Lui Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Ioan-Alexandru Gradinaru - forthcoming - Hermeneia:133-138.
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  25. Dancing with Clio: History, Cultural Studies, Foucault, Phenomenology, and the Emergence of Dance Studies as a Disciplinary Practice.Helena Hammond - forthcoming - In Ann R. David, Michael Huxley & Sarah Whatley (eds.), Dance Fields: Staking a claim for Dance Studies in the 21st century. Binsted, Hampshire: Dance Books. pp. 220-248.
    This chapter is particularly concerned with the status of history, dance history especially, within Dance Studies. It asks what has befallen the more recent status of history, once an epistemological support at a critical stage in Dance Studies’s early development, now that Dance Studies is better established, relatively speaking, within the academy. Is history so much scaffolding which, having fulfilled its purpose in enabling the disciplinary plant to take root, is to be dismantled and, if not actually discarded, at least (...)
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  26. Round Table Discussion with Lynne Huffer, Steven Ogden, Paul Patton, and Jana Sawicki.Lynne Huffer, Steven Ogden, Paul Patton & Jana Sawicki - forthcoming - Foucault Studies:77-101.
    Joanna Crosby and Dianna Taylor: The theme of this special section of Foucault Studies, “Foucauldian Spaces,” emerged out of the 2016 meeting of the Foucault Circle, where the four of you were participants. Each of the three individual papers contained in the special section critically deploys and/or reconceptualizes an aspect of Foucault’s work that engages and offers particular insight into the construction, experience, and utilization of space. We’d like to ask the four of you to reflect on what makes a (...)
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  27. Technology Tomorrow, Terror Today – Campbell's Improper Life.Tamkin Hussain - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  28. Non-Violent Resistance and Social Transformation.Raghavan Iyer - forthcoming - Hermes. April.
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  29. Agent, Structure Et Cognition. Questions de Recherche Á Partir de la Sociologie de Pierre Bourdieu Et Anthony Giddens.Alfredo Joignant - forthcoming - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie.
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  30. Foucault–Maoism, Genealogy: The Influence of French Maoist Activism on Foucault's Method.Mads Peter Karlsen & Kaspar Villadsen - forthcoming - Political Theory.
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  31. A New Era of Queer Politics? PrEP, Foucauldian Sexual Liberation, and the Overcoming of Homonormativity.Schubert Karsten - forthcoming - Body Politics.
    Gay men have been severely affected by the AIDS crisis, and gay subjectivity, sexual ethics, and politics continue to be deeply influenced by HIV to this day. PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a new, drug-based HIV prevention technique, that allows disentangling gay sex from its widespread, 40 yearlong association with illness and death. This article explores PrEP’s fundamental impact on gay subjectivity, sexual ethics, and politics. It traces the genealogy of gay politics regarding homophobia and HIV stigma, suggesting a new biopolitical (...)
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  32. Foucault's Account of the Punitive and Disciplinary Evolution.John Kuczmarski - forthcoming - Philosophy.
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  33. Bataille : La Plénitude Souveraine.Jean-Michel Le Lannou - forthcoming - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.
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  34. Georges Bataille, a Reader of Marquis de Sade. On Nature, Sadistic Enjoyment, and Literature (Submitted).Lode Lauwaert - forthcoming - Continental Philosophy Review.
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  35. Sovereignty, Genealogy, and the Critique of State Violence.Eli B. Lichtenstein - forthcoming - Constellations.
    While the immediate aim of Walter Benjamin’s famous essay, “Critique of Violence,” is to provide a critique of legal violence, commentators typically interpret it as providing a further critique of state violence. However, this interpretation often receives no further argument, and it remains unclear whether Benjamin’s essay may prove analytically relevant for a critique of state violence today. This paper argues that the “Critique” proves thusly relevant, but only on condition that it is developed in two directions. The first direction (...)
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  36. Poetic Resistance and the Classroom Without Guarantees.Krista Geneviève Lynes - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  37. Georges Bataille, The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  38. Georges Canguilhem, A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  39. Michel Foucault and Ludwig Binswanger, Dream and Existence.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  40. Foucault and Neo-Liberalism: Biopower and Busno-Power.James D. Marshall - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  41. Michel Foucault: Introduction to Kant's Anthropology. Translated by Roberto Nigro and Kate Briggs.J. Colin McQuillan - forthcoming - Continental Philosophy Review.
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  42. The Politics of Environments Before the Environment: Biopolitics in the Longue Durée.Maurizio Meloni - forthcoming - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A.
    Our understanding of body–world relations is caught in a curious contradiction. On one side, it is well established that many concepts that describe interaction with the outer world – ‘plasticity’ or ‘metabolism’- or external influences on the body - ‘environment’ or ‘milieu’ – appeared with the rise of modern science. On the other side, although premodern science lacked a unifying term for it, an anxious attentiveness to the power of ‘environmental factors’ in shaping physical and moral traits held sway in (...)
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  43. Foucault on Discourse and Power.Seumas Miller - forthcoming - Theoria.
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  44. Quel Est le « Ressort » de L'Évolution?Louis Millet - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  45. Pierre Bourdieu Held the Chair of Sociology at the Collège de France From 1982 Until His Death in January of This Year, and Was Also Direc-Tor of Studies at l'École des Hautes Études En Sciences Sociales. In His Long Career Spanning Half a Century, He Made an Enormous and Enduring Contribution to Modern Thought, Through Works Ranging.Chantal Mouffe, Paul Nursey-Bray & Thomas Pogge - forthcoming - Theoria.
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  46. Review of Starting With Foucault. [REVIEW]Vasile Munteanu - forthcoming - International Studies in Philosophy.
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  47. Michel Serres, The Birth of Physics.A. Murray - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  48. Symbiosis and the Humanitarian Marketplace: The Changing Political Economy of 'Mutual Benefit'.Carlos Palacios - forthcoming - Theory, Culture and Society:026327642110001.
    This article develops a diagnostic lens to make sense of the still baffling development of a ‘humanitarian marketplace’. Ambivalently hybrid initiatives such as volunteer tourism, corporate social responsibility or even fair trade do not strictly obey a distributive logic of market exchange, social reciprocity or philanthropic giving. They engender a type of ‘economy’ that must be apprehended in its own terms. The article argues that the large-scale collaborative effects of such a dispersed market can be theorized without resorting to the (...)
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  49. Curiosity Beyond Foucault.Marianna Papastephanou - forthcoming - Constellations.
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  50. Curiosity Beyond Foucault.Marianna Papastephanou - forthcoming - Wiley: Constellations.
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