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Vigiar Punir - Michel Foucault

Em Vigiar e Punir (FOUCAULT, 1975), o autor trata sobre o tema do poder de punição. Ele nos mostra como o conceito poder de punir se transformou ao longo dos séculos, desde a Idade Média até a contemporaneidade na qual vivemos, abordando sobre a institucionalização do poder, e nos apresentando como esse mesmo poder atravessa e adquire ser espaço em todas as relações sociais. 689 more words

Teoria Das Penas

dialogues of exchange: foucault and said

When Edward Said wrote how Orientalism was “greatly indebted” to Michel Foucault, I didn’t realize the extent until reading Foucault’s “Orders of Discourse”. Said’s definition of Orientalism as a discourse comes directly from Foucault.   1,051 more words

‘Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault’ - Warwick, 25-27 September 2014

Prospects for an Ethics of Self-Cultivation: Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault, University of Warwick, 25-27 September 2014 – full details here

Philosophical interest in the ethical ideal of self-cultivation has increased in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as philosophers have sought alternatives to deontological and utilitarian theories.

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Généalogie des équipements de normalisation: Les équipements sanitaires - one of Foucault's collaborative projects

I’ve been looking for a copy of this study for a while – Généalogie des équipements de normalisation: Les équipements sanitaires – and then a couple of copies turned up on-line in good condition and for a reasonable price. 585 more words


Upcoming talks - Harvard, Groningen, Basel

I have three visiting lectures coming up over the next couple of months.

In mid-September, I’ll be speaking at a conference on ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad: From Revolution through the Gulf War and Beyond’ at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. 299 more words


Books received - Foucault's collaborative projects, Essential Foucault and Dealing with Darwin

Apart from David N. Livingstone’s Dealing with Darwin, these are all for the Foucault’s Last Decade project – The Essential Foucault and some books/reports related to his work with CERFI. 10 more words

Michel Foucault

A Critical Look: Talal Asad's Anthropological Genealogy

Talal Asad is perhaps mostly known for his work on secularism within a genealogical form of analysis. While his works are indeed interesting, I intend to argue that his adoption of the genealogical method and his general unwillingness to examine religion critically results in three major problems: relativism, recuperation, and subsequent fundamentalist decisionism. 4,565 more words

Political Philosophy