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Discipline and Punish - Foucault, Review

Michel Foucault, in his Discipline and Punish, attempts to answer how torture was eliminated as a public spectacle during the 18th and 19th centuries, to be replaced by “the representative, scenic, signifying, public, collective model.” 1,112 more words

Discipline And Punish

Chapter 1: “What is Enlightenment?” by Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault’s essay “What is Enlightenment?” taken from the reader which bears the author’s name, is both a deep piece as well as a shockingly simple one. 874 more words

Media Reviews

What Is an Author? Michel Foucault, 1969

The coming into being of the notion of “author” constitutes the privileged moment of individualization in the history of ideas, knowledge, literature, philosophy, and the sciences. 7,508 more words


CFP 'Time Served: Discipline and Punish forty years on' - 11-12 Sept 2015, The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, UK

Posted on behalf of Sophie Fuggle – a call for papers for a fascinating sounding Foucault conference next year, in an intriguing venue. I’ll be giving one of the plenary talks. 443 more words


Foucault's Collaborative Projects - some updates

I’ve updated this blog’s page on Foucault’s Collaborative Projects.

The page discusses Généalogie du capitalGénéalogie des équipements de normalisationLes machines à guérir… 14 more words

Feminism in Three Parts: Part 3--The Labeling

*Disclaimer: These are my personal views not a philosophical argument or theory. This is where it gets interesting.*

As I established in Part 2, I’m mostly a nihilist (insofar as one can be a nihilist), so calling myself a “feminist” doesn’t actually mean that much to me. 1,069 more words