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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 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 1977, 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. Niran Abbas (2005). Mapping Michel Serres.
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  2. Ross Abbinnett (1998). Truth and Social Science: From Hegel to Deconstruction. Sage Publications.
    The noble aim of sociologists to "tell the truth" has sometimes involved ignoble assumptions about human beings. In this major discussion of truth in the social science, Ross Abbinnett traces the debate on truth from the "objectifying powers" of Kant through more than 200 years of critique and reformulation to the unraveling of truth by Lyotard, Foucault, and Derrida. Truth and Social Science gives students an exciting and accessible guide to the main sociological treatments of truth and can also be (...)
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  3. Michaël Abecassis (2010). Iranian Cinema and the Islamic Revolution by Shahla Mirbakhtyar, 2006. [REVIEW] Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies 3:253-254.
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  4. Jerold J. Abrams (2004). Pragmatism, Artificial Intelligence, and Posthuman Bioethics: Shusterman, Rorty, Foucault. [REVIEW] Human Studies 27 (3):241-258.
    Michel Foucault's early works criticize the development of modern democratic institutions as creating a surveillance society, which functions to control bodies by making them feel watched and monitored full time. His later works attempt to recover private space by exploring subversive techniques of the body and language. Following Foucault, pragmatists like Richard Shusterman and Richard Rorty have also developed very rich approaches to this project, extending it deeper into the literary and somatic dimensions of self-stylizing. Yet, for a debate centered (...)
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  5. Alain Accardo (1997). Introduction À Une Sociologie Critique Lire Bourdieu. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  6. Amir D. Aczel (2004). Leon Foucault: His Life, Times and Achievements. Science and Education 13 (7-8):675-687.
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  7. Jacques Adam & Dany Nobus (2002). The Meaning of the Return to the Lacanian Field: Lacan, Freud, Foucault. Analysis 11:91.
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  8. Marzena Adamiak (2002). Foucault i perypetie podmiotu. Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 42 (2):179-200.
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  9. Ross Adams (2010). COMMENTARY Longing for a Greener Present: Neoliberalism and the Eco-City. Radical Philosophy 163:2.
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  10. Ross Adams (2010). Longing for a Greener Present: Neoliberalism and the Eco-City. Radical Philosophy 163.
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  11. Janet Afary (2005). Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism. University of Chicago Press.
    In 1978, as the protests against the Shah of Iran reached their zenith, philosopher Michel Foucault was working as a special correspondent for Corriere della Sera and le Nouvel Observateur . During his little-known stint as a journalist, Foucault traveled to Iran, met with leaders like Ayatollah Khomeini, and wrote a series of articles on the revolution. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution is the first book-length analysis of these essays on Iran, the majority of which have never before appeared in (...)
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  12. Joseph Agassi (2005). Back to the Drawing Board. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (4):509-518.
    Within ontology new theories are extremely rare. Hacking bravely claims to have one: "historical ontology" or "dynamic nominalism." Regrettably, he uses "nominalism" idiosyncratically, without explaining it or its qualifier. He does say what historical ontology is: it is "the presentation of the history of ontology in context." This idea is laudable, as it invites presenting idealism as once attractive but no longer so (due to changes in perception theory, for example). But this idea is a proposal, not a theory, muchless (...)
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  13. Domingo Fernández Agis (2013). Biopolítica y subjetividad. Dilemata 12:15-25.
    The objective of this paper is to highlight the confluence of pastoral power and biopolitical power, as foundations for today’s unholy alliance that undermines the sense of democratic political subjectivity. From that perspective, it explores the connections between the Heideggerian conception of subjectivity and alternative pastoral power and biopolitics that Foucault calls through its ethics focused on self-care.
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  14. Domingo Fernández Agis (2008). Foucault: verdad, genealogía y poder. Laguna 23:11-38.
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  15. Domingo Fernández Agis (2006). Foucault, identidad y sexualidad. A Parte Rei: Revista de Filosofía 45:3.
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  16. Odílio Alves Aguiar (2012). A recepçao biopolítica da obra de Hannah Arendt. Conjectura: Filosofia E Educação 17 (1):139-158.
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  17. Pia Maria Ahlbäck (2001). Energy, Heterotopia, Dystopia George Orwell, Michel Foucault and the Twentieth Century Environmental Imagination.
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  18. Alia Ai-Saji (2004). Thinking Through French Philosophy. Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 14 (2):134-140.
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  19. Alison Ainley (1993). Jana Sawicki "Disciplining Foucault". International Journal of Philosophical Studies:396.
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  20. Andrew Aitken (2006). Thomas R. Flynn, Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason Volume Two: A Poststructuralist Mapping of History Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 26 (3):175-177.
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  21. Terry K. Aladjem (1995). Of Truth and Disagreement: Habermas, Foucault and Democratic Discourse. History of European Ideas 20 (4-6):909-914.
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  22. Terry K. Aladjem (1991). The Philosopher's Prism: Foucault, Feminism, and Critique. Political Theory 19 (2):277-291.
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  23. W. R. Albury & D. R. Oldroyd (1977). From Renaissance Mineral Studies to Historical Geology, in the Light of Michel Foucault's the Order of Things. British Journal for the History of Science 10 (3):187-215.
    In this paper we examine the study of minerals from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century in the light of the work of Michel Foucault on the history of systems of thought. In spite of a certain number of theoretical problems, Foucault's enterprise opens up to the historian of science a vast terrain for exploration. But this is the place neither for a general exegesis nor for a general criticism of his position; our aim here is the more modest (...)
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  24. Linda Alcoff (1996). Dangerous Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Pedophilia. In Susan Hekman (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Foucault. Pennsylvania State Press
    This paper develops a critique of Foucault's treatment of child sexual abuse in relation to his theory of the relationship between discourse and experience.
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  25. Linda Alcoff (1993). Foucault as Epistemologist. Philosophical Forum 25 (2):95-124.
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  26. Linda Alcoff (1991). Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason, by Gary Gutting. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (4):956-958.
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  27. Linda Martín Alcoff, Foucault's Philosophy of Science: Structures of Truth/Structures of Power.
    Michel Foucault’s formative years included the study not only of history and philosophy but also of psychology: two years after he took license in philosophy at the Sorbonne in 1948, he took another in psychology, and then obtained, in 1952, a Diplôme de Psycho Pathologie . From his earliest years at the Ecole Normale Superieur he had taken courses on general and social psychology with one of most influential psychologists of the time, Daniel Lagache, who was attempting to integrate psychoanalysis (...)
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  28. Frederick Luis Aldama (2008). Why the Humanities Matter: A Commonsense Approach. University of Texas Press.
    Introduction: a new humanism -- Self, identity, and ideas -- Revisiting Derrida, Lacan, and Foucault -- Derrida gets medieval -- Imaginary empires, real nations -- Edward said spaced out -- Modernity, what? -- Teachers, scholars, and the humanities today -- Translation matters -- Can music resist? -- The "cultural studies turn" in Brown studies -- Pulling up stakes in Latin/o American theoretical claims -- Fugitive thoughts on justice and happiness -- Why literature matters -- Interpretation, interdisciplinarity, and the people.
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  29. Anthony C. Alessandrini (2009). The Humanism Effect: Fanon, Foucault, and Ethics Without Subjects. Foucault Studies 7:64-80.
    This article addresses a tendency within postcolonial studies to place the work of Michel Foucault and Frantz Fanon in opposition. This has obscured the real, and potentially very productive, similarities between them. The most important of these links has to do with their shared critique of the sovereign subject of humanism: for Fanon and Foucault, this critique of the traditional humanist subject provides a way of opposing what they both see as the dangerous nostalgia for a lost moment of origin. (...)
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  30. Lena Aléx & Anne Hammarström (2008). Shift in Power During an Interview Situation: Methodological Reflections Inspired by Foucault and Bourdieu. Nursing Inquiry 15 (2):169-176.
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  31. Zulfiqar Ali, Ethics as Aesthetics : Michel Foucault's Genealogy of Ethics.
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  32. Zulfiqar Ali, Foucault�€™s Conception of Power: Questioning the Relevance of Marx.
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  33. Farhad Alirezanezhad-Gohardani, Tragedy of Confusion: The Political Economy of Truth in the Modern History of Iran.
    This study entails a theoretical reading of the Iranian modern history and follows an interdisciplinary agenda at the intersection of philosophy, economics, and politics and intends to offer a novel framework for the analysis of socio-economic underdevelopment in Iran in the modern era. A brief review of Iranian modern history from the constitutional revolution, to the oil nationalization movement, the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and the recent Reformist and Green movements demonstrates that Iranian people travelled full circle. This historical experience of (...)
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  34. Julie Allan (2005). Inclusion as an Ethical Project. In Shelley Tremain (ed.), Foucault and the Government of Disability. University of Michigan Press 281--97.
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  35. Neil Peter Allan, Kafka : Phenomenology and Post-Structuralism.
    This study seeks to identify a coalition of philosophy and literature in the work of Franz Kafka, and begins with a grounding of his output in the philosophical context from which it emerged. This relatively under-researched philosophical backdrop consists in Kafka's study, at university and in a discussion group, of philosophical positions derived from the "descriptive psychology" of Franz Brentano. Kafka was hence conversant with several philosophical agendas, notably those of logic, Gestalt psychology, and a nascent form of phenomenology, which (...)
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  36. Maxime Allard (2000). Philipp W. Rosemann, Understanding Scholastic Thought with Foucault Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 20 (6):432-433.
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  37. Maxime Allard (2000). Philipp W. Rosemann, Understanding Scholastic Thought with Foucault. [REVIEW] Philosophy in Review 20:432-433.
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  38. Amy Allen (2013). Feminism, Foucault, and the Critique of Reason: Re-Reading the History of Madness. Foucault Studies 16:15-31.
    This paper situates Lynne Huffer’s recent queer-feminist Foucaultian critique of reason within the context of earlier feminist debates about reason and critically assesses Huffer’s work from the point of view of its faithfulness to Foucault’s work and its implications for feminism. I argue that Huffer’s characterization of Enlightenment reason as despotic not only departs from Foucault’s account of the relationship between power and reason, it also leaves her stuck in the same double binds that plagued earlier feminist critiques of reason. (...)
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  39. Amy Allen (2011). Foucault and the Politics of Our Selves. History of the Human Sciences 24 (4):43-59.
    Exploring the apparent tension between Foucault’s analyses of technologies of domination – the ways in which the subject is constituted by power–knowledge relations – and of technologies of the self – the ways in which individuals constitute themselves through practices of freedom – this article endeavors to makes two points: first, the interpretive claim that Foucault’s own attempts to analyse both aspects of the politics of our selves are neither contradictory nor incoherent; and, second, the constructive claim that Foucault’s analysis (...)
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  40. Amy Allen (2010). The Entanglement of Power and Validity : Foucault and Critical Theory. In Timothy O'Leary & Christopher Falzon (eds.), Foucault and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell 78--98.
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  41. Amy Allen (2009). Discourse, Power, and Subjectivation: The Foucault/Habermas Debate Reconsidered. Philosophical Forum 40 (1):1-28.
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  42. Amy Allen (2007). The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory. Columbia University Press.
    Introduction : the politics of our selves -- Foucault, subjectivity, and the enlightenment : a critical reappraisal -- The impurity of practical reason : power and autonomy in Foucault -- Dependency, subordination, and recognition : Butler on subjection -- Empowering the lifeworld? autonomy and power in Habermas -- Contextualizing critical theory -- Engendering critical theory.
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  43. Amy Allen (2006). Review of Thomas Flynn, Sartre, Foucault and Historical Reason, Volume 2: A Poststructuralist Mapping of History. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (2).
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  44. Amy Allen (2003). Foucault and Enlightenment: A Critical Reappraisal. Constellations 10 (2):180-198.
    In a late discussion of Kant’s essay, “Was ist Aufklärung?,” Foucault credits Kant with posing “the question of his own present” and positions himself as an inheritor of this Kantian legacy.1 Foucault has high praise for the critical tradition that emerges from Kant’s historical-political reflections on the Enlightenment and the French Revolution; Kant’s concern in these writings with “an ontology of the present, an ontology of ourselves” is, he says, characteristic of “a form of philosophy, from Hegel, through Nietzsche and (...)
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  45. Amy Allen (2002). Power, Subjectivity, and Agency: Between Arendt and Foucault. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 10 (2):131 – 149.
    The author argues for bringing the work of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt into dialogue with respect to the links between power, subjectivity, and agency.Although one might assume that Foucault and Arendt come from such radically different philosophical starting points that such a dialogue would be impossible, the author argues that there is actually a good deal of common ground to be found between these two thinkers. Moreover, the author suggests that Foucault's and Arendt's divergent views about the role that (...)
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  46. Amy Allen (2000). The Anti-Subjective Hypothesis: Michel Foucault and the Death of the Subject. Philosophical Forum 31 (2):113–130.
    The centerpiece of the first volume of Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality is the analysis of what Foucault terms the “repressive hypothesis,” the nearly universal assumption on the part of twentieth-century Westerners that we are the heirs to a Victorian legacy of sexual repression. The supreme irony of this belief, according to Foucault, is that the whole time that we have been announcing and denouncing our repressed, Victorian sexuality, discourses about sexuality have actually proliferated. Paradoxically, as Victorian as we allegedly (...)
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  47. Amy Allen (1998). Foucault's Debt to Hegel. Philosophy Today 42 (1):71-78.
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  48. Barry Allen (2010). Foucault's Theory of Knowledge. In Timothy O'Leary & Christopher Falzon (eds.), Foucault and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell 143--162.
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  49. Barry Allen (2005). Foucault's Nominalism. In Shelley Tremain (ed.), Foucault and the Government of Disability. University of Michigan Press 93--107.
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  50. Barry Allen (1999). Feminist Interpretations of Michel Foucault Susan J. Hekman, Editor University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996, Ix + 320 Pp. [REVIEW] Dialogue 38 (01):221-.
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