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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 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. In This Issue.- - - 2010 - Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2 (1).
  2. Mapping Michel Serres.Niran Abbas - 2005
  3. Truth and Social Science: From Hegel to Deconstruction.Ross Abbinnett - 1998 - 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 (...)
  4. Personal Relation of Christ to the Human Race.Geo N. Abbott - 1874 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 8:351.
  5. Critique.K. Abe - 2006 - Theory, Culture and Society 23 (2-3):195-197.
  6. Iranian Cinema and the Islamic Revolution by Shahla Mirbakhtyar, 2006. [REVIEW]Michaël Abecassis - 2010 - Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies 3:253-254.
  7. Pragmatism, Artificial Intelligence, and Posthuman Bioethics: Shusterman, Rorty, Foucault. [REVIEW]Jerold J. Abrams - 2004 - 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 (...)
  8. Introduction À Une Sociologie Critique Lire Bourdieu.Alain Accardo - 1997
  9. Leon Foucault: His Life, Times and Achievements.Amir D. Aczel - 2004 - Science & Education 13 (7-8):675-687.
  10. The Meaning of the Return to the Lacanian Field: Lacan, Freud, Foucault.Jacques Adam & Dany Nobus - 2002 - Analysis (Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis) 11:91.
  11. Nivien Saleh, Third World Citizens and the Information Technology Revolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. 294 Pp. ISBN 978-0-230-10364-1, Hardback,£ 58.00. [REVIEW]Nicolas Adam - 2012 - Journal of Critical Realism 11 (4):515-522.
  12. Foucault i perypetie podmiotu.Marzena Adamiak - 2002 - Przeglad Filozoficzny - Nowa Seria 42 (2):179-200.
  13. Occupy Time: Technoculture, Immediacy, and Resistance After Occupy Wall Street.Jason Michael Adams - 2014 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    1. Introduction: Kairopolitics: The Politics of Realtime -- 2. Thought-Time: Immediacy and Live Theory -- 3. Control-Time: Immediacy and Constant Capitalism -- 4. Conclusion: Defense-Time: Immediacy and Realtime Resistance.
  14. Longing for a Greener Present: Neoliberalism and the Eco-City.Ross Adams - 2010 - Radical Philosophy 163.
  15. COMMENTARY Longing for a Greener Present: Neoliberalism and the Eco-City.Ross Adams - 2010 - Radical Philosophy 163:2.
  16. Practice as Temporalisation: Bourdieu and Economic Crisis.Lisa Adkins - 2011 - In Simon Susen & Bryan S. Turner (eds.), The Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays. Anthem Press. pp. 347--65.
  17. Education for Autonomy.Theodor W. Adorno - 1983 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 56 (56):103.
  18. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution: Gender and the Seductions of Islamism.Janet Afary & Kevin B. Anderson - 2005 - 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 English. (...)
  19. Back to the Drawing Board.Joseph Agassi - 2005 - 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 (...)
  20. Biopolítica y subjetividad.Domingo Fernández Agis - 2013 - 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.
  21. Foucault: verdad, genealogía y poder.Domingo Fernández Agis - 2008 - Laguna 23:11-38.
  22. Ortega y Foucault, dos enfoques complementarios acerca de la vigencia del núcleo básico de la teoría liberal.Domingo Fernández Agis - 2007 - A Parte Rei 50:12.
  23. Foucault, identidad y sexualidad.Domingo Fernández Agis - 2006 - A Parte Rei 45:3.
  24. A recepçao biopolítica da obra de Hannah Arendt.Odílio Alves Aguiar - 2012 - Conjectura: Filosofia E Educação 17 (1):139-158.
  25. Bourdieu's Field and Critical Minefield of the 1898 Generation.José Luis Bellón Aguilera - 1967 - Social Research 34:161-212.
  26. Energy, Heterotopia, Dystopia George Orwell, Michel Foucault and the Twentieth Century Environmental Imagination.Pia Maria Ahlbäck - 2001
  27. Postmodernism: A Brief Critical Exposition.Absar Ahmad - 1997 - Pakistan Philosophical Journal 34:45.
  28. Thinking Through French Philosophy.Alia Ai-Saji - 2004 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 14 (2):134-140.
  29. Jana Sawicki "Disciplining Foucault".Alison Ainley - 1993 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies:396.
  30. Thomas R. Flynn, Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason Volume Two: A Poststructuralist Mapping of History Reviewed By.Andrew Aitken - 2006 - Philosophy in Review 26 (3):175-177.
  31. Doubts About Postmodernism.M. Ajvaz - 1990 - Filosoficky Casopis 38 (6):807-817.
  32. A Body of Truth / A Truth of the Body.Bilge Akbalik - 2015 - Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 19 (2):233-253.
    This essay engages with several themes from Michel Foucault’s texts in order to examine the intricate connection between the normalizing power of medical discourse and its implicit ontological and epistemological commitments. I argue that medical discourse is inherently a medico-ethical discourse and its normalizing power is sustained through its being situated within a discourse on truth that allegedly establishes medical discourse as objective and scientific. In this context, in order to account for the non-coercive normalizing power of the medical sciences, (...)
  33. 10 Bourdieu and the Diviner.F. Niyi Akinnaso - 1995 - In Wendy James (ed.), The Pursuit of Certainty: Religious and Cultural Formulations. Routledge. pp. 234.
  34. Of Truth and Disagreement: Habermas, Foucault and Democratic Discourse.Terry K. Aladjem - 1995 - History of European Ideas 20 (4-6):909-914.
  35. The Philosopher's Prism.Terry K. Aladjem - 1991 - Political Theory 19 (2):277-291.
  36. Plants, Animals and Formulae: Natural History in the Light of Latour's Science in Action and Foucault's The Order of Things. [REVIEW]W. R. Albury - 1992 - British Journal for the History of Science 25 (4):468-470.
  37. From Renaissance Mineral Studies to Historical Geology, in the Light of Michel Foucault's the Order of Things.W. R. Albury & D. R. Oldroyd - 1977 - 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 (...)
  38. Dangerous Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Pedophilia.Linda Alcoff - 1996 - 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.
  39. Foucault as Epistemologist.Linda Alcoff - 1993 - Philosophical Forum 25 (2):95-124.
  40. Historicism and Knowledge, by Robert D'Amico.Linda Alcoff - 1992 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52 (1):241-243.
  41. Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason, by Gary Gutting.Linda Alcoff - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (4):956-958.
  42. Foucault's Philosophy of Science: Structures of Truth/Structures of Power.Linda Martín Alcoff - unknown
    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 (...)
  43. Why the Humanities Matter: A Commonsense Approach.Frederick Luis Aldama - 2008 - 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.
  44. History, Critique, and Freedom: The Historical a Priori in Husserl and Foucault.Andreea Smaranda Aldea & Amy Allen - 2016 - Continental Philosophy Review 49 (1):1-11.
  45. The Humanism Effect: Fanon, Foucault, and Ethics Without Subjects.Anthony C. Alessandrini - 2009 - 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. (...)
  46. Shift in Power During an Interview Situation: Methodological Reflections Inspired by Foucault and Bourdieu.Lena Aléx & Anne Hammarström - 2008 - Nursing Inquiry 15 (2):169-176.
  47. Ethics as Aesthetics : Michel Foucault's Genealogy of Ethics.Zulfiqar Ali - unknown
  48. Foucault�€™s Conception of Power: Questioning the Relevance of Marx.Zulfiqar Ali - unknown
  49. Tragedy of Confusion: The Political Economy of Truth in the Modern History of Iran.Farhad Alirezanezhad-Gohardani - unknown
    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 (...)
  50. Inclusion as an Ethical Project.Julie Allan - 2005 - In Shelley Tremain (ed.), Foucault and the Government of Disability. University of Michigan Press. pp. 281--97.
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