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Michel Foucault, "Les Mots et Les Choses"

Michel Foucault argues that, before the XIX century, the Man as we know didn’t exist. What existed was a group of knowledges, reflections and problems related to nature, order, truth, etc. 225 more words

Practices of Perception

In my dissertation summary, I linked the works of Evan Thompson, Pierre Hadot, Peter Sloterdijk, and Michel Foucault in terms of each philosopher’s emphasis on what we could call skills of perception and action, each suggesting a view of philosophy as practice. 565 more words


Books received - Greenblatt, Soussloff, Howe, Graham

Two second-hand copies of books by Stephen Greenblatt, the new collection Foucault on the Arts and Letters in recompense for review work (30% discount here… 24 more words

“The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.”

—Michel Foucault.

Thought For Today

Scandal in Art History

The picture above is an oil painting, Madame Kisling by Armedeo Modigliani, 1917. A quick google search will provide a quick insight of Modigliani’s work. 716 more words

Michel Foucault

Foucault and Shakespeare: The Theatre of Madness

My paper ‘Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics’ should appear in The Southern Journal of Philosophy in late 2017, in the Spindel conference supplement. I’ve recently agreed to write a second piece developing out of this work: 273 more words

Thomas Nail "Biopower and Control"

Nail, Thomas 2016. Biopower and Control. – Nail, Thomas; Morar, Nicolae (eds). Between Deleuze and Foucault. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 247-263.

The first argument for the difference between biopower and control is that they refer to different types of content. 1,237 more words