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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. Varieties of Philosophical Humanism and Conceptions of Science.Ian James Kidd - unknown - In X. X. (ed.), 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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  7. Résistance et représentation: Le Cas du taureau ratiocineur.Didier Anzieu - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  8. Évocation de Georges Gurvitch.Georges Balandier - forthcoming - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie.
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  9. Foucault’s anarchaeology of Christianity: Understanding confession as a basic form of obedience.Chris Barker - forthcoming - Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    In his later lectures, Foucault analyzes confession as a key exercise of the Christian pastoral power. The pastoral power’s creation of a lifelong obligation to speak the truth of oneself is a ‘prelude’ to modern practices of government, and a key facet of modernity. There has been some confusion regarding the scope of Foucault’s study. Is it medieval Christian confessional practices or Christian obedience itself that is his theme? In this article, I revisit all of the later lectures touching on (...)
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  10. Descartes en el último Foucault. A propósito del supuesto abandono de la filosofía como forma de vida.Óscar Barroso-Fernández - forthcoming - Anuario Filosófico.
    En este trabajo se analiza la tesis foucaultiana de la reducción de la filosofía a forma de conocimiento en Descartes y el consecuente abandono de la espiritualidad clásica, es decir, de la filosofía concebida como forma de vida basada en el cuidado de sí. A partir de aquí, además de observar que el propio Foucault matizará esta tesis, se demostrará que en Descartes la filosofía sigue esencialmente unida a la espiritualidad.
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  11. Power Cliques in Bureaucratic Society.Joseph Bensman & Arthur Vidich - forthcoming - Social Research: An International Quarterly.
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  12. Sciences humaines et anthropologie philosophique.Claude Bruaire - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  13. Povertà e ricchezza nel pensiero di Bernanos-in.Clara Bruner - forthcoming - Studium.
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  14. Biopolitica e liberalismo in Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Giuseppe Campesi - forthcoming - Bollettino Telematico di Filosofia Politica.
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  15. The Politics of Transformation: Foucault's Ideas of Spirituality Reconsidered. Carrette Jr - forthcoming - Foucault Studies.
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  16. Terms of the political, community, immunity, biopolitics by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  17. Third Person by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  18. Living thought: the origins and actuality of Italian philosophy by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  19. Satélites en la comunicación social.M. de Morgagas - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  20. Après Foucault : Parler, dire, penser.Thierry Delooz - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  21. Dangerous Dens of Amusement: Penny Gaffs and the Moral Education of the London Street-folk.Sean Donaghue-Johnston - forthcoming - Nineteenth Century Studies.
    Penny gaffs were shows put on by and for the poor in the slums of London throughout the Victorian Age. They were raucous affairs, "where dancing and singing [took] place," along with the occasional brawl, and where bourgeois taboos were openly flaunted. Performers dressed provocatively, told dirty jokes, and acted in plays that seethed with innuendo, if not outright obscenity. Middle-class writers who attended the gaff generally adopted the style and tone of travel writers and ethnographers. They styled themselves as (...)
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  22. Étude critique sur l'épicurisme antique. [REVIEW]G. Droz-Vincent - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  23. Foucault’s naturalism: The importance of scientific epistemology for the genealogical method.Leonard D’Cruz - forthcoming - Philosophy and Social Criticism.
    This article offers a novel reconstruction of Foucault’s methodology that emphasises his respect for the natural sciences. Foucault’s work has long been suspected of reducing knowledge to power, and thus collapsing into unconstrained relativism and methodological incoherence. These concerns are predicated on a misunderstanding of Foucault’s overall approach, which takes the form of a historico-critical project rather than a normative epistemology. However, Foucault does sometimes make normative epistemological judgements, especially about the human sciences. Furthermore, there are outstanding questions about what (...)
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  24. La philosophie antique. [REVIEW]Aimé Forest - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  25. Michel Foucault: René Descartes y el cuerpo como máquina en la tesis del poder disciplinario.Pablo Frau-Buron - forthcoming - Anuario Filosófico.
    El objetivo de este estudio es interpretar la relación entre el modelo anatómico de Descartes y el régimen disciplinario que M. Foucault propone en su tesis sobre el poder en la Modernidad. Se muestra cómo Foucault sitúa a Descartes como el iniciador de una medicina que convertiría el cuerpo humano en una máquina y al igual que esta, pasaría a concebirse como un sistema mecánico susceptible de ser explorable, controlable y manipulable.
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  26. Foucault, rape, and the construction of the feminine body.Alfred H. Fuchs - forthcoming - Hypatia.
  27. La Red en el móvil.Antonio Fumero Reverón - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  28. Reseña de Michel Foucault, Le Discours philosophique. [REVIEW]Carlota Gómez Herrera - forthcoming - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía.
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  29. Ordinea pragmatică a discursului lui Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Ioan-Alexandru Gradinaru - forthcoming - Hermeneia:133-138.
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  30. 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. 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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  31. Technology Tomorrow, Terror Today – Campbell's Improper Life.Tamkin Hussain - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  32. Non-Violent Resistance and Social Transformation.Raghavan Iyer - forthcoming - Hermes. April.
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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. Foucault's Account of the Punitive and Disciplinary Evolution.John Kuczmarski - forthcoming - Philosophy.
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  36. 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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  37. Bataille : la plénitude souveraine.Jean-Michel Le Lannou - forthcoming - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.
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  38. 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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  39. Philosophical discourse and ascetic practice : on Foucault’s Readings of Descartes’ Meditations.Daniele Lorenzini - forthcoming - Theory Culture and Society.
    This paper addresses the multiple readings that Foucault offers of Descartes’ Meditations during the whole span of his intellectual career. It thus rejects the (almost) exclusive focus of the literature on the few pages of the History of Madness dedicated to the Meditations and on the so-called Foucault/Derrida debate. First, it reconstructs Foucault’s interpretation of Descartes’ philosophy in a series of unpublished manuscripts written between 1966 and 1968, when Foucault was teaching at the University of Tunis. It then addresses the (...)
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  40. Poetic Resistance and the Classroom without Guarantees.Krista Geneviève Lynes - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  41. Georges Bataille, The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  42. Michel Foucault and Ludwig Binswanger, Dream and Existence.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  43. Georges Canguilhem, A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  44. Foucault and neo-liberalism: biopower and busno-power.James D. Marshall - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  45. 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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  46. THE ROLE OF FOUCAULT - (S.) Boehringer, (D.) Lorenzini (edd.) Foucault, Sexuality, Antiquity. Translated by M. Altman and K. Ellerby. Pp. xii + 143. London and New York: Routledge, 2022 (originally published as Foucault, la sexualité, l'Antiquité, 2016). Paper, £34.99, US$44.95 (Cased, £120, US$160). ISBN: 978-1-03-201452-4 (978-1-03-201459-3 hbk). [REVIEW]Paul Allen Miller - forthcoming - The Classical Review.
  47. Foucault on discourse and power.Seumas Miller - forthcoming - Theoria.
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  48. Quel est le « ressort » de l'évolution?Louis Millet - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  49. 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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  50. Review of Starting With Foucault. [REVIEW]Vasile Munteanu - forthcoming - International Studies in Philosophy.
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