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  Michel Foucault (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a French historian and philosopher, associated with the structuralist and post-structuralist movements.
Archaeology was an essential method for Foucault because it supported a historiography that did not rest on the primacy of the consciousness of individual subjects; it allowed the historian of thought to operate at an unconscious level that displaced the primacy of the subject found in both phenomenology and in traditional historiography.
Foucault maintains that the great "turn" in modern philosophy occurs when, with Kant (though no doubt he is merely an example of something much broader and deeper), it becomes possible to raise the question of whether ideas do in fact represent their objects and, if so, how (in virtue of what) they do so.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/foucault   (6167 words)

  
  Michel Foucault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Foucault is known for his critical studies of various social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, and the prison system, and also for his work on the history of sexuality.
Foucault himself on a number of occasions explained that he believed strongly in human freedom and that his philosophy was a fundamentally optimistic one, as he believed that something positive could always be done no matter how bleak the situation.
Foucault's work is frequently referred to in disciplines as diverse as art, philosophy, history, anthropology, archaeology, communication studies, rhetoric, cultural studies, linguistics, sociology, education, psychology, literary theory, feminism, queer theory, management studies, the philosophy of science, urban design, museum studies, and many others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Michel_Foucault   (4634 words)

  
 michel-foucault.com
We wanted a world and a society that were not only different but that would be an alternative version of ourselves: we wanted to be completely other in a completely different world.'
Photo: Foucault at a demonstration by immigrants in Paris.
Michel Foucault, Collection 'Qui suis-je?' Lyon: La Manufacture, p.125.
www.michel-foucault.com   (187 words)

  
 Michel Foucault   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Foucault welded hermeneutics, Freudian psychiatry and Saussurian semiotics into a powerful and idiosyncratic attack on rationalism.
Though Foucault overstated the case for political repression through language, metaphor theory has independently developed some of his insights — how language colours and partly controls our outlooks, how social attitudes may be regulated by binary opposites.
Foucault was a polemicist, a splendid polemicist, and it was change rather than truth he sought.
www.textetc.com /theory/foucault.html   (1067 words)

  
 Michel Foucault - Philosopher - Biography
Michel Foucault was born on October 15, 1926, in Poitiers, France.
Foucault works with a critical history of the present, early on in an archeological mode, and later a genealogical mode.
Foucault's history of sexuality suggests that pleasure is found in regulation and self-discipline rather than in libertine or permissive conduct, and encourages resistance to the state through the development of individual ethics towards the production of an admirable life.
www.egs.edu /resources/foucault.html   (1278 words)

  
 Dictionary for the Study of the Works of Michel Foucault
Foucault opposes the "repressive hypothesis" to "bio-technico-power (or bio-power).
Foucault teaches this concept by example from Bacon: The human Intellect, from its peculiar nature, easily supposes a greater order and equality in things than it actually finds; and, while there are many things in Nature unique, and quite irregular, still it feigns parallels, correspondents, and relations that have no existence.
Foucault, Michel (1979a)[1975] Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, New York: Vintage.
users.california.com /~rathbone/foucau10.htm   (4223 words)

  
 Michel Foucault, biography
This text was first written by Foucault as a retrospective view about his work for the introduction to his book "History of Sexuality", it was then given by Foucault, under the pseudonym "Maurice Florence" as the article for the entry "Foucault" in "Dictionnaire des philosophes" 1984, pp 942-944.
Foucault also tried to analyse the formation of the subject as he may appear on the other side of a normative division, becoming an object of knowledge-as a madman, a patient or a delinquent, through practices such as those of psychiatry, clinical medicine and penality (Madness and Civilization, Birth of the Clinic, Discipline and Punish).
Foucault has now undertaken, still within the same general project, to study the constitution of the subject as an object for himself: the formation of procedures by which the subject is led to observe himself, analyse himself, interpret himself, recognize himself as a domain of possible knowledge.
foucault.info /foucault/biography.html   (1432 words)

  
 Michel Foucault on Power/Knowledge
Foucault’s analysis states that power is situated among a cacophony of social practices and situations.
Foucault's ideas of power/knowledge bring to our attention the fact that in fields of specialized knowledge, our actions are governed by the constituents of the power structures themselves.
Michel Foucault was born in Poiters, France on October 15, 1926.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/Speech/rccs/theory54.htm   (1130 words)

  
 Michel Foucault
Michel Foucault, the French philosopher, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20
Foucault was an adolescent during the occupation of France by Germany.
“Foucault asserts that the penalty for a crime should be calculated in terms of its possible repetition; the penalty should account for the future disorder, not the past offense.
www.criminology.fsu.edu /crimtheory/foucault.htm   (4787 words)

  
 Michel Foucault
Foucault is mostly remembered for his theory of power and his analysis of disciplinary society.
Foucault places a special emphasis on the institutional expression of knowledge production.
The Anglo-American reception of Foucault’s work, especially of his history of sexuality, has given strenght to a form of identity politics and fulfilled the need for a theoretical justification for dandyism-like forms of cult of the self.
www.generation-online.org /p/pfoucault.htm   (607 words)

  
 Michel Foucault -- Philosophy Books and Online Resources
Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world, someone whose work has affected the teaching of half a dozen disciplines ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology.
Foucault's analyses of this power as it manifests itself in society, schools, hospitals, factories, homes, families, and other forms of organized society are brought together in The Foucault Reader to create an overview of this theme and of the broad social and political vision that underlies it.
Since Foucault did not write, correct, or edit any part of the text which follows, it lacks his imprimatur and does not present his own lecture notes.
www.erraticimpact.com /~20thcentury/html/foucault.htm   (394 words)

  
 Michel Foucault and Pornography
Foucault devotes an entire treatise entitled The Birth of the Clinic to the study of what he calls the "medical gaze," which he says determines the human body.
In her essay "Foucault, feminism and questions of identity," Susan Bordo explores a contemporary example of this phenomenon.
It is important to stress: Foucault (and Bordo) is not saying that society is influenced by the words and images that flow through it: he is saying that the texts create the episteme of the society, which creates the society itself.
www.zetetics.com /mac/eris.htm   (3538 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Order of Things : An Archaeology of Human Sciences (Vintage): Books: Michel Foucault   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Foucault's essential thesis is that science is a front for an unconscious network of order relating ALL branches of human knowledge.
The other Foucault who is not reducible as the theoretician of power, pomo revelry, or the modern heretic but the bold thinker of history who always has one foot in tradition and the other foot reaching in the darkness for a new ground.
Foucault deals with the history of economic thought, linguistic, perspectives on art (Velasquez), the history of biological thought, and literature.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679753354?v=glance   (2107 words)

  
 Critical Thinkers :: Michel Foucault Resources
An anthology of essays by respected interpreters of Foucault, it bridges the span between A Foucault Primer and tackling the works of Foucault himself.
Rouse demonstrates how Foucault conceived of power not as an entity ontologically exogenous to social relations but rather as a dynamic process which is conceived and executed in a multiplicity of social locations.
However, Foucault is primarily a philosopher of history and Milgram is, instead, an empirical sociologist.
www.synaptic.bc.ca /ejournal/foucault.htm   (1848 words)

  
 the untimely past / foucault bibliography
Foucault's interpretation of his own earlier work and his present manner of posing the question of power are critically analysed, and found to be defective in a way which allow room for the exploitation of his results by the Nouvelle Philosophie.
Michel Foucault studies this mutation, from the seventeenth century onward, cutting across numerous disciplines, first with a study of the classical 'human sciences,' and then with an analysis of their nineteenth-century successors -- philology, biology, and political economy.
These pieces, ranging over the entire spectum of his concerns, enable Foucault, in his most intimate and accessible voice, to interpret the conclusions of his research in each area and to demonstrate the contribution of each to the magnificent--and terrifying--portrait of society that he is patiently compiling.
www.untimelypast.org /bibfou.html   (14188 words)

  
 The Foucault Pages at CSUN
This site is dedicated to exploring the work of French philosopher and social critic Michel Foucault.
A Genealogy of Foucault: a list of many of his works along with commentary.
Foucault Discussion Lists: Join scholars, intellectuals, and the just plain curious for discussion and conversation.
www.csun.edu /~hfspc002/foucault.home.html   (136 words)

  
 Critical Theory: Michel Foucault   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Born in Poitiers, France, in 1926, Michel Foucault considered himself an "archaeologist" whose task it was to uncover the latent structures of knowledge and power that are responsible for various cultural formations in recent Western history.
In 1970, Foucault was elected to the prestigious post of chair of "History of Systems of Thought" at the College de France.
Foucault exposes the fact that all disciplines--be they be scientific, legal, political, or social--operate through a network of self-legitimizing power and knowledge.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/critical/foucault.htm   (288 words)

  
 Michel Foucault   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Michel Foucault by Hayden White in "Structuralism and Since" ed.
"This 'absence' at the heart of language, Foucault takes to be of 'an absolute vacancy of being, which it is necessary to invest, master, and fill up by pure invention".
"Foucault honors Freud as the first modern man to 'listen' to what the insane were saying, to try to find the reason in their unreason, the method in their madness".
grids.jonmattox.com /people/foucault.html   (381 words)

  
 Foucault Resources | Links
The Foucault Circle is a regular gathering of scholars and educators who share a commitment to the articulation, critical evaluation, development, and use of the thought and work of Michel Foucault based in the USA.
Their aim is to bring this work to bear on significant events as they occur in our contemporary context, and to reflect on them philosophically.
To advance the study of psychoanalytic epistemology, theory, practice, ethics, and education within a psychological framework consisting of philosophy, the arts, and the anthropic sciences as opposed to biology, medicine, and the natural sciences.
www.foucault.qut.edu.au /links.html   (1729 words)

  
 www.theory.org.uk Resources: Foucault
This page gives a very brief introduction to Foucault's work (or the part of it that interests us), plus a select bibliography and a bunch of links to some web resources on other sites.
Since (as I explain further in 'Why Foucault?') Foucault didn't really go for making clear statements of his 'argument', even some of the basic claims above are open to other people coming along and saying "I hardly think that Foucault would have wanted you to feel that he was saying that...".
Foucault, Michel (1985 [1984]), The Use of Pleasure: The History of Sexuality, Vol.
www.theory.org.uk /ctr-fou1.htm   (870 words)

  
 Die Grenze - Homepage von Marc C. Jäger
Update am 28.11.2005 - Das Nachtgedanken-log geht in der Testversion an den Start.
meine Studienarbeit zum Thema „Michel Foucaults Machtbegriff” (Ende 2000),
einige weitere Texte von mir über Michel Foucault,
www.die-grenze.com /index2.html   (157 words)

  
 www.theory.org.uk Resources: Michel Foucault
Illustrated tourist trail: follow Foucault's footsteps around the dodgy backwaters of Paris.
Quality essays on Foucault and the media, and Foucault and Zen.
Developed Foucault's work on sexuality with her own original contribution.
www.theory.org.uk /ctr-fouc.htm   (82 words)

  
 *(LITERATURA CLANDESTINA REVOLUCIONÁRIA)*MICHEL FOUCAULT LIBERTE-ME.
VC LEU MICHEL FOUCAULT,NÃO?ENTÃO O QUE VC ESTÁ ESPERANDO FILHO DA PUTA?ELE É A CHAVE DA LIBERDADE.HISTORIA DA LOUCURA,NASCIMENTO DA CLINICA,AS PALAVRAS E AS COISAS,ARQUEOLOGIA DO SABER,A ORDEM DO DISCURSO,EU PIERRE RIVIÉRE,A VERDADE E AS FORMAS JURÍDICAS,VIGIAR E PUNIR,HISTORIA DA SEXUALIDADE,EM DEFESA DA SOCIEDADE,OS ANORMAIS...MICHEL FOUCAULT É UM GÊNIO.
Já é conhecido do leitor familiarizado com os textos de Foucault que até agora, em língua inglesa, havia sido publicada uma versão de História da Loucura diminuída, intitulada Madness and Civilization.
comentário de Colin Gordon (Histoire de la Folie: a unknown book of Michel Foucault), que pode ser acessado gratuitamente (!) na página da edição.
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