The Cambridge Companion to Foucault

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Cambridge University Press (2005)

Abstract

Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. Michel Foucault, one of the most important of contemporary French thinkers, exerted a profound influence on philosophy, history, and social theory. Foucault attempted to reveal the historical contingency of ideas that present themselves as necessary truths. He carried out this project in a series of original and strikingly controversial studies on the origins of modern medical and social scientific disciplines. These studies have raised fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of knowledge and its relation to power structures that have become major topics of discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences.

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Michel Foucault.Gary Gutting - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
‘Finding Foucault’: Orders of Discourse and Cultures of the Self.A. C. Besley - 2015 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 47 (13-14):1435-1451.
Foucault, Habermas and the Claims of Reason. [REVIEW]David Owen - 1996 - History of the Human Sciences 9 (2):119-138.

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