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The winners write the history

The use of pleasure covered a lot of ground, too extensive to be recorded here. Points raised included the role and vale of postgraduate studies, the relationship between the University of Kent and different groups of students. 426 more words


Panopticon-Power through transparency and Subjugation by Illumination

Knowledge is Power. There are no means disregarding this notion, but the power assimilated into knowledge can be pervasive. Panopticon, the idea of external surveillance put forward by 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham builds his case of the authoritative eye in the same manner. 474 more words


Preparing Psychotherapists to Address Issues Related to Psychosis (Feature-Length Version)

In Madness and Civilization, philosopher Michel Foucault has predicted a proliferation of madness as disparities increase and modern society advances. Indeed, with psychopharmacology industry booming, rates of addiction, fueled by the opioid epidemic, skyrocketing, terrorism wars raging abroad, ongoing drug wars afflicting low income neighborhoods, escalation in homeless encampments in major cities, and a rise in bullying in schools, and even cyberbullying, it really does seem like higher percentage of people have been forced to explore their mental health struggles. 4,387 more words


A brief history of signs

“As his speech deteriorated, Hawking learned to make every sentence count” (597) wrote theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. A complete history of speech synthesis and semiotic systems has yet to be written. 1,028 more words


Lecciones Sobre La Voluntad De Saber Foucault Pdf

Enlaces externos. Wikimedia Commons alberga contenido multimedia sobre Michel Foucault. Wikiquote alberga frases célebres de o sobre Michel Foucault. Artículos de innovación para la práctica. Una mirada fenomenológica del cuidado de enfermería. 251 more words

Philosophy Part 8: So what is ‘mental disorder’? Part 2 The social problem

The ‘problems of living’ that Szasz identifies as being referred to as ‘mental illness’ are, in his view, the inevitable consequence of the ‘moral conflict in human relations’ (1970, p 24) (1). 1,992 more words


Free resources for Foucault fans

Just saw a tweet noting that the entire archive of Radical Philosophy has gone online at Open Culture. This is worthy of a short post here in its own right but I also wanted to point out the wealth of the material linked to through the website. 99 more words