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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. Genealogy, Evaluation, and Engineering.Matthieu Queloz - manuscript
    Against those who identify genealogy with reductive genealogical debunking or deny it any evaluative and action-guiding significance, I argue for the following three claims: that although genealogies, true to their Enlightenment origins, tend to trace the higher to the lower, they need not reduce the higher to the lower, but can elucidate the relation between them and put us in a position to think more realistically about both relata; that if we think of genealogy’s normative significance in terms of a (...)
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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. An Inquiry on the Power Problem in Michel Foucault.Metin Becermen - unknown - Yeditepe'de Felsefe (Philosophy at Yeditepe) 9.
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  5. Résistance et représentation: Le Cas du taureau ratiocineur.Didier Anzieu - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  6. Évocation de Georges Gurvitch.Georges Balandier - forthcoming - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie.
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  7. Power Cliques in Bureaucratic Society.Joseph Bensman & Arthur Vidich - forthcoming - Social Research.
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  8. Sciences Humaines Et Anthropologie Philosophique.Claude Bruaire - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  9. Povertà E Ricchezza Nel Pensiero di Bernanos-In.Clara Bruner - forthcoming - Studium.
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  10. Biopolitica E Liberalismo in Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Giuseppe Campesi - forthcoming - Bollettino Telematico di Filosofia Politica.
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  11. The Politics of Transformation: Foucault's Ideas of Spirituality Reconsidered. Carrette Jr - forthcoming - Foucault Studies.
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  12. 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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  13. Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  14. Terms of the Political, Community, Immunity, Biopolitics by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  15. Third Person by Roberto Esposito.Stijn De Cauwer - forthcoming - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie.
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  16. Satélites En la Comunicación Social.M. de Morgagas - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  17. Après Foucault : Parler, Dire, Penser.Thierry Delooz - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  18. Étude critique sur l'épicurisme antique. [REVIEW]G. Droz-Vincent - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  19. La Philosophie Antique. [REVIEW]Aimé Forest - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  20. Foucault, Rape, and the Construction of the Feminine Body.Alfred H. Fuchs - forthcoming - Hypatia.
  21. La Red En El Móvil.Antonio Fumero Reverón - forthcoming - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary.
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  22. Ordinea Pragmatică a Discursului Lui Michel Foucault. [REVIEW]Ioan-Alexandru Gradinaru - forthcoming - Hermeneia:133-138.
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Technology Tomorrow, Terror Today – Campbell's Improper Life.Tamkin Hussain - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  26. Non-Violent Resistance and Social Transformation.Raghavan Iyer - forthcoming - Hermes. April.
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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Foucault's Account of the Punitive and Disciplinary Evolution.John Kuczmarski - forthcoming - Philosophy.
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  30. Bataille : La Plénitude Souveraine.Jean-Michel Le Lannou - forthcoming - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.
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  31. 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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  32. The Hysteric Rebels: Rethinking Socio-Political Transformation with Foucault and Lacan.Claudia Leeb - forthcoming - Theory and Event.
    In this article I bring Lacan and Foucault in conversation to show that both theorized the hysteric subject as the moment of the limit in power discourses, and as the paradigmatic example of a political subject that not only rebels but radically transforms power structures. I also analyze Freud’s case of Dora as an example of a psychoanalytic power discourse that aims to discipline woman into the norm of female, bourgeois and heterosexual subjectivity, against which Dora successfully rebelled. The article (...)
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  33. Poetic Resistance and the Classroom Without Guarantees.Krista Geneviève Lynes - forthcoming - Theory and Event 15 (3).
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  34. Georges Bataille, The Absence of Myth: Writings on Surrealism.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  35. Georges Canguilhem, A Vital Rationalist: Selected Writings.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  36. Michel Foucault and Ludwig Binswanger, Dream and Existence.D. Macey - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  37. Foucault and Neo-Liberalism: Biopower and Busno-Power.James D. Marshall - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  38. 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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  39. Foucault on Discourse and Power.Seumas Miller - forthcoming - Theoria.
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  40. Quel Est le « Ressort » de L'Évolution?Louis Millet - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
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  41. 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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  42. Review of Starting With Foucault. [REVIEW]Vasile Munteanu - forthcoming - International Studies in Philosophy.
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  43. Michel Serres, The Birth of Physics.A. Murray - forthcoming - Radical Philosophy.
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  44. 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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  45. Dangers, Possibilities: Ethico-Political Choices In The Work Of Michel Foucault.Frank Pignatelli - forthcoming - Philosophy of Education.
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  46. The Emancipation of Power.Helmuth Plessner - forthcoming - Social Research.
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  47. La Nature Des États Mentaux.Hilary Putnam - forthcoming - Les Etudes Philosophiques.
  48. Bios Becomes Zoe.Paul Rabinow - forthcoming - Philo.
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  49. The Life Function: The Biopolitics of Sexuality and Race Revisited.Jemima Repo - forthcoming - Theory and Event 16 (3).
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  50. Genopower: On Genomics, Disability, and Impairment.Joel Michael Reynolds - forthcoming - Foucault Studies.
    Since the completion of the human genome project in 2003, genomic sequencing, analysis, and interpretation have become staples of research in medicine and the life sciences more generally. While much ink has been spilled concerning genomics’ precipitous rise, there is little agreement among scholars concerning its meaning, both in general and with respect to our current moment. Some claim genomics is neither new, nor noteworthy; others claim it is a novel and worrisome instrument of contemporary, liberal “velvet eugenics.” Contrary to (...)
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