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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. 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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  4. An Inquiry on the Power Problem in Michel Foucault.Metin Becermen - unknown - Yeditepe'de Felsefe (Philosophy at Yeditepe) 9.
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  5. 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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  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. Problematizing Truth-Telling in a Post-Truth World: Foucault, Parrhesia, and the Psycho-Social Subject.John Ambrosio - forthcoming - Educational Philosophy and Theory:1-12.
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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. 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 Horizon of Another World: Foucault’s Cynics and the Birth of Radical Cosmopolitics.Tamara Caraus - forthcoming - Sage Journals.
    Philosophy & Social Criticism, Ahead of Print. The ancient Cynic Diogenes was the first to declare ‘I am a citizen of the world ’ and the other Cynics followed him. In The Courage of the Truth, Michel Foucault analyses the Cynic mode of parrhēsia and living in truth, however, his text expands the cosmopolitical amplitude of Cynics since the Cynics’ true life contains an inherent cosmopolitan logic. Identifying the core of the Cynic true life in the care for the self (...)
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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. Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  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. Satélites En la Comunicación Social.M. de Morgagas - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  21. Après Foucault : Parler, Dire, Penser.Thierry Delooz - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  22. Archaeology or Interpretation: Michel Foucault and Claude Lefort.Mattia Di Pierro - forthcoming - Wiley: Constellations.
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  23. Archaeology or Interpretation: Michel Foucault and Claude Lefort.Mattia Di Pierro - forthcoming - Constellations.
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  24. Étude critique sur l'épicurisme antique. [REVIEW]G. Droz-Vincent - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  25. La Philosophie Antique. [REVIEW]Aimé Forest - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  26. 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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  27. Settling Accounts at the End of History: A Nonideal Approach to State Apologies.Jasper Friedrich - forthcoming - Political Theory:009059172110650.
    What are we to make of the fact that world leaders, such as Canada’s Justin Trudeau, have, within the last few decades, offered official apologies for a whole host of past injustices? Scholars have largely dealt with this phenomenon as a moral question, seeing in these expressions of contrition a radical disruption of contemporary neoliberal individualism, a promise of a more humane world. Focusing on Canadian apology politics, this essay instead proposes a nonideal approach to state apologies, sidestepping questions of (...)
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  28. Foucault, Rape, and the Construction of the Feminine Body.Alfred H. Fuchs - forthcoming - Hypatia.
  29. La Red En El Móvil.Antonio Fumero Reverón - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  30. Ordinea Pragmatică a Discursului Lui Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Ioan-Alexandru Gradinaru - forthcoming - Hermeneia:133-138.
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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Technology Tomorrow, Terror Today – Campbell's Improper Life.Tamkin Hussain - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  35. Non-Violent Resistance and Social Transformation.Raghavan Iyer - forthcoming - Hermes. April.
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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Foucault's Account of the Punitive and Disciplinary Evolution.John Kuczmarski - forthcoming - Philosophy.
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  39. Bataille : La Plénitude Souveraine.Jean-Michel Le Lannou - forthcoming - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.
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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Poetic Resistance and the Classroom Without Guarantees.Krista Geneviève Lynes - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  43. Georges Bataille, The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  44. Michel Foucault and Ludwig Binswanger, Dream and Existence.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  45. Georges Canguilhem, A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  46. Foucault and Neo-Liberalism: Biopower and Busno-Power.James D. Marshall - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. Foucault on Discourse and Power.Seumas Miller - forthcoming - Theoria.
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  50. Quel Est le « Ressort » de L'Évolution?Louis Millet - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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