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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. Advantages and Disadvantages of Philosophy of History: Hegel, Nietzsche, Foucault.P. Winston Fettner - manuscript
    The existential approach to the philosophy of history focuses on the question of the meaning of history for human life. Do human beings have any agency within history? Do we create history, or are we created by it? How are we to bear the smallness of our own lives within the grand sweep of human events? How do we handle the duality of being both historical persons and biological entities, an animal species both like no other animal, because essentially cultural (...)
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Browsing Subject: Phenomenology and the Internet on Pandemic Time.Hannibal Travis - manuscript
    Does browsing the world through a screen change a person, especially in the context of COVID-19? Recent studies indicate that self-care, psychological well-being, and empathy may suffer. The “Californian ideology” privileges expression of the self even as digital technology tends to interrupt the modern trend towards elaborating distinct selves via texts that convey knowledge. Meanwhile, digital browsing may be fracturing attention and empathy. -/- As these changes proceed, legislators react to a medical and social crisis. Relaxation of business, community center, (...)
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  5. An Inquiry on the Power Problem in Michel Foucault.Metin Becermen - unknown - Yeditepe'de Felsefe (Philosophy at Yeditepe) 9.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Biopolitics in the ‘Psychic Realm’: Han, Foucault and Neoliberal Psychopolitics.Caroline Alphin & François Debrix - forthcoming - Sage Publications Ltd: Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    Philosophy & Social Criticism, Ahead of Print. 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. This means that, according to Han, biopower must give way to what he calls psychopower since perspectives that critically seek to understand neoliberalism through a biopolitical lens are no longer adequate to contemporary regimes of neoliberal achievement. This article examines and evaluates Han’s argument that (...)
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  9. Résistance et représentation: Le Cas du taureau ratiocineur.Didier Anzieu - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  10. Évocation de Georges Gurvitch.Georges Balandier - forthcoming - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie.
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  11. Thomas Lemke, The Government of Things: Foucault and the New Materialisms. New York: NYU Press, 2021. Pp. 312.Conor Bean - forthcoming - Foucault Studies:100-104.
  12. Power Cliques in Bureaucratic Society.Joseph Bensman & Arthur Vidich - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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  13. Sciences Humaines Et Anthropologie Philosophique.Claude Bruaire - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  14. Povertà E Ricchezza Nel Pensiero di Bernanos-In.Clara Bruner - forthcoming - Studium.
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  15. Biopolitica E Liberalismo in Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Giuseppe Campesi - forthcoming - Bollettino Telematico di Filosofia Politica.
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  16. The Politics of Transformation: Foucault's Ideas of Spirituality Reconsidered. Carrette Jr - forthcoming - Foucault Studies.
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  17. Cory Wimberly, How Propaganda Became Public Relations: Foucault and the Corporate Government of the Public. Routledge: New York, 2020. Pp. 214. [REVIEW]Fabio Cescon - forthcoming - Foucault Studies:92-95.
  18. Terms of the Political, Community, Immunity, Biopolitics by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  19. Third Person by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  20. Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  21. Satélites En la Comunicación Social.M. de Morgagas - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  22. Après Foucault : Parler, Dire, Penser.Thierry Delooz - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  23. Archaeology or Interpretation: Michel Foucault and Claude Lefort.Mattia Di Pierro - forthcoming - Constellations.
  24. Archaeology or Interpretation: Michel Foucault and Claude Lefort.Mattia Di Pierro - forthcoming - Constellations.
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  25. Étude critique sur l'épicurisme antique. [REVIEW]G. Droz-Vincent - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  26. La Philosophie Antique. [REVIEW]Aimé Forest - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  27. Linguistics and Social Sciences.Michel Foucault - forthcoming - Theory, Culture and Society:026327642210915.
    Written with the suppression of the Tunisian students by their own government in view, Michel Foucault’s March 1968 ‘Linguistics and Social Sciences’ opens up a new horizon of historical inquiry and epitomises Foucault’s abiding interest in formulating new methods for studying the interaction of language and power. Translated into English for the first time by Jonathan D.S. Schroeder and Chantal Wright, this remarkable lecture constitutes Foucault’s most explicit and sustained statement of his project to revolutionise history by transposing the analysis (...)
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  28. Philosophy From the Texture of Everyday Life: The Critical-Analytic Methods of Foucault and J. L. Austin.Jasper Friedrich - forthcoming - Foucault Studies.
    In a 1978 lecture in Tokyo, Foucault drew a comparison between his own philosophical methodology and that of ‘Anglo-Saxon analytic philosophy’, claiming the label ‘analytic philosophy of politics’ for his own approach. This may seem like a somewhat surprising comparison given the gulf between contemporary analytic and continental philosophy, but I argue that it is a very productive one which indeed might help us reconsider this gulf. I proceed through a comparison between Foucault and the speech act theory of J. (...)
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  29. Foucault, Rape, and the Construction of the Feminine Body.Alfred H. Fuchs - forthcoming - Hypatia.
  30. La Red En El Móvil.Antonio Fumero Reverón - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  31. Ordinea Pragmatică a Discursului Lui Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Ioan-Alexandru Gradinaru - forthcoming - Hermeneia:133-138.
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  32. An Inconvenience to the Nurse's Practice: A Foucault‐Inspired Study of Ethnic Minority Patients.Emina Gültekin, Dorthe Sørensen & Kirsten Frederiksen - forthcoming - Nursing Inquiry.
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  33. 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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  34. Foucault and Power: A Critique and Retheorization.Mark Haugaard - forthcoming - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society.
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  35. How Foucault Got Rid of (Bossy) Marxism.Gordon Hull - forthcoming - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society.
  36. Technology Tomorrow, Terror Today – Campbell's Improper Life.Tamkin Hussain - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  37. Genealogy Beyond Critique: Foucault’s Discipline and Punish as Coalitional Worldmaking.Luke Ilott - forthcoming - Political Theory:009059172211032.
    Michel Foucault was an energetic activist, yet his bleak depiction of totalizing power and his refusal to make normative claims have led many to judge that Discipline and Punish did not sustain a positive political project. This article offers a new, contextualist account of Foucault’s political purposes by reading Discipline and Punish as a tool for coalition building through historical worldmaking. Addressing the division and marginalization of movements on France’s “alternative left” like feminism and gay liberation, Foucault wove together their (...)
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  38. Non-Violent Resistance and Social Transformation.Raghavan Iyer - forthcoming - Hermes. April.
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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Varieties of Philosophical Humanism and Conceptions of Science.Ian James Kidd - forthcoming - In A forthcoming volume on science and humanism. Chicago: Chicago University Press.
    This chapter describes some of the varieties of philosophical humanism and different conceptions of, and attitudes towards, the natural sciences. I focus on three kinds of humanism evident in 20th century European philosophy – humanism as essentialism, humanism as rational subjectivity, and existential humanism. Some are strongly allied to the sciences, others are antipathetic to them, while others offer subtler positions. By emphasising this diversity, I want to oppose claims about the inevitability of an 'alliance' of science to humanism, and (...)
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  42. Foucault's Account of the Punitive and Disciplinary Evolution.John Kuczmarski - forthcoming - Philosophy.
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  43. Karsten Schubert, Freiheit als Kritik: Sozialphilosophie nach Foucault. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2018. Pp. 359.Jonas Lang - forthcoming - Foucault Studies:114-118.
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  44. Bataille : La Plénitude Souveraine.Jean-Michel Le Lannou - forthcoming - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.
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  45. 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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  46. Explanation and Evaluation in Foucault's Genealogy of Morality.Eli B. Lichtenstein - forthcoming - European Journal of Philosophy.
    Philosophers have cataloged a range of genealogical methods by which different sorts of normative conclusions can be established. Although such methods provide diverging ways of pursuing genealogical inquiry, they typically converge in eschewing historiographic methodology, in favor of a uniquely philosophical approach. In contrast, one genealogist who drew on historiographic methodology is Michel Foucault. This article presents the motivations and advantages of Foucault's genealogical use of such a methodology. It advances two mains claims. First, that Foucault's early 1970s work employs (...)
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  47. Poetic Resistance and the Classroom Without Guarantees.Krista Geneviève Lynes - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  48. Georges Bataille, The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  49. Michel Foucault and Ludwig Binswanger, Dream and Existence.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  50. Georges Canguilhem, A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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