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The Politics of Truth

The Politics of Truth

From Marx to Foucault

  • Author: Michele Barrett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 194
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The Politics of Truth

The Politics of Truth

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Semiotext
  • ISBN: 9781584350392
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 195
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Ranging from reflections on the Enlightenment and revolution to a consideration of the Frankfurt School, this collection offers insight into the topics preoccupying Foucault as he worked on what would be his last body of published work, the three-volume History of Sexuality.

Foucault’s Discipline

Foucault’s Discipline

The Politics of Subjectivity

  • Author: John S. Ransom
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822318699
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 225
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In Foucault’s Discipline, John S. Ransom extracts a distinctive vision of the political world—and oppositional possibilities within it—from the welter of disparate topics and projects Michel Foucault pursued over his lifetime. Uniquely, Ransom presents Foucault as a political theorist in the tradition of Weber and Nietzsche, and specifically examines Foucault’s work in relation to the political tradition of liberalism and the Frankfurt School. By concentrating primarily on Discipline and Punish and the later Foucauldian texts, Ransom provides a fresh interpretation of this controversial philosopher’s perspectives on concepts such as freedom, right, truth, and power. Foucault’s Discipline demonstrates how Foucault’s valorization of descriptive critique over prescriptive plans of action can be applied to the decisively altered political landscape of the end of this millennium. By reconstructing the philosopher’s arguments concerning the significance of disciplinary institutions, biopower, subjectivity, and forms of resistance in modern society, Ransom shows how Foucault has provided a different way of looking at and responding to contemporary models of government—in short, a new depiction of the political world.

The Politics of Historical Vision

The Politics of Historical Vision

Marx, Foucault, Habermas

  • Author: Steven Best
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 9780898628517
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 294
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"A notably fair-minded yet critical and comparative review of key ideas of Marx, Foucault, and Habermas...Will elicit favorable comparison with several recent publications on the Habermas-Foucault debate". -- Choice"Foucault and Habermas are the two towering figures of contemporary social theory. Steven Best presents a penetrating, lucid, and persuasive account of how their theories are relevant to contemporary intellectual and political needs". -- Richard Wolin, Rice University"A unique and worthwhile argument...Best's clarity of writing logical strengths, and fairness are truly exemplary". -- Mark Poster, University of California, IrvineProviding an important contribution to current controversies regarding history, social theory, politics, and the Foucault-Habermas debates, this work offers a detailed comparison of the historical visions of both Foucault and Habermas, using Marx as a modernist contrast. The book clearly illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of each thinker's theory for the productive analysis of history and society, relating the work of each to current debates over modern and postmodern theory.Serves as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses and seminars in both contemporary social theory and the philosophies of history.

Foucault on the Politics of Parrhesia

Foucault on the Politics of Parrhesia

  • Author: T. Dyrberg
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137368357
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 141
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Foucault saw the notion of parrhesia (truth-telling) as the most important factor for how governments could and should communicate with their people and vice versa. This important collection compiles and analyses Foucault's views on parrhesia to shed new light on his ideas on the importance of truth-telling in democracies.

Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom

Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom

  • Author: Thomas L. Dumm
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0742521397
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 167
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What is freedom? In this study, Thomas Dumm challenges the conventions that have governed discussions and debates concerning modern freedom by bringing the work of Michel Foucault into dialogue with contemporary liberal thought. While Foucault has been widely understood to have characterized the modern era as being opposed to the realization of freedom, Dumm shows how this characterization conflates FoucaultOs genealogy of discipline with his overall view of the practices of being free. Dumm demonstrates how FoucaultOs critical genealogy does not shrink from understanding the ways in which modern subjects are constrained and shaped by forces greater than themselves, but how it instead works through these constraints to provide, not simply a vision of liberation, but a joyous wisdom concerned with showing us, in his words, that we Oare much freer than we feel.O Both as an introduction to Foucault and as an intervention in liberal theory, Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom is bound to change how we think about the limits and possibilities of freedom in late modernity.

Interdisziplinäre Ethik

Interdisziplinäre Ethik

Grundlagen, Methoden, Bereiche : Festgabe für Dietmar Mieth zum sechzigsten Geburtstag

  • Author: Adrian Holderegger
  • Publisher: Saint-Paul
  • ISBN: 9783727813238
  • Category: Christian ethics
  • Page: 490
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Michel Foucault (2)

Michel Foucault (2)

  • Author: Barry Smart
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415126809
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 3576
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This second set of Critical Assessments on Michel Foucault deals with his work in relation to the themes of rationality, power and subjectivity. Like the first set, these four volumes will serve as a benchmark guide to his thought.

Prokla

Prokla

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
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Politics, Philosophy, Culture

Politics, Philosophy, Culture

Interviews and Other Writings, 1977-1984

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134976291
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 356
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Politics, Philosophy, Culture contains a rich selection of interviews and other writings by the late Michel Foucault. Drawing upon his revolutionary concept of power as well as his critique of the institutions that organize social life, Foucault discusses literature, music, and the power of art while also examining concrete issues such as the Left in contemporary France, the social security system, the penal system, homosexuality, madness, and the Iranian Revolution.

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Marx, Liberalism, Castoriadis and Agonistic Autonomy

  • Author: A. Kioupkiolis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137029625
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 276
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An exploration of the contemporary re-conception of freedom after the critique of objective truths and ideas of an unchanging human nature, in which modern self-determination was grounded. This book focuses on the radical theorist Cornelius Castoriadis and the new paradigm of 'agonistic autonomy' is contrasted with Marxian and liberal approaches.

The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault

The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault

  • Author: Mark G.E. Kelly
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135851719
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 200
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This book is the first to systematically reconstruct Michel Foucault’s political and philosophical thought across his career. It argues, in the areas of epistemology, power, subjectivity, resistance, politics, and ethics, that Foucault’s work represents the articulation of a consistent and progressive philosophical and political viewpoint. The work is thus an important intervention into the field of Foucault studies, where many continue to claim that Foucault’s work is contradictory, nonsensical, or nihilistic.

Post-Marxist Theory

Post-Marxist Theory

An Introduction

  • Author: Philip Goldstein
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791484025
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 154
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An introduction to the philosophical, economic, historical, feminist, and cultural versions of post-Marxist theory.

Philosophische Temperamente

Philosophische Temperamente

Von Platon bis Foucault

  • Author: Peter Sloterdijk
  • Publisher: Diederichs Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641044057
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 144
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Die großen Weltendeuter im Portrait Vierzig Jahre nach Wolfgang Weischedels Philosophischer Hintertreppe präsentiert Peter Sloterdijk philosophische Temperamente von Platon bis Foucault und öffnet damit einen neuen Zugang zu den Meisterdenkern des Abendlands. Seine Toasts auf die zwanzig bedeutendsten Köpfe der Geistesgeschichte sind die perfekte philosophische Einstiegsdroge. Prägnanter und treffender wurden Platon, Marx & Co. noch nicht porträtiert. Vierzig Jahre nach Wolfgang Weischedels Philosophischer Hintertreppe präsentiert Peter Sloterdijk philosophische Temperamente von Platon bis Foucault und öffnet damit einen neuen Zugang zu den Meisterdenkern des Abendlands. Seine Toasts auf die zwanzig bedeutendsten Köpfe der Geistesgeschichte sind die perfekte philosophische Einstiegsdroge. Prägnanter und treffender wurden Platon, Marx & Co. noch nicht porträtiert. Aus dem Inhalt: Platon, Aristoteles, Augustinus, Descartes. Leibniz, Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Sartre, Foucault

The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism

The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism

  • Author: Todd May
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271039078
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 176
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The political writings of the French poststructuralists have eluded articulation in the broader framework of general political philosophy primarily because of the pervasive tendency to define politics along a single parameter: the balance between state power and individual rights in liberalism and the focus on economic justice as a goal in Marxism. What poststructuralists like Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jean-François Lyotard offer instead is a political philosophy that can be called tactical: it emphasizes that power emerges from many different sources and operates along many different registers. This approach has roots in traditional anarchist thought, which sees the social and political field as a network of intertwined practices with overlapping political effects. The poststructuralist approach, however, eschews two questionable assumptions of anarchism, that human beings have an (essentially benign) essence and that power is always repressive, never productive. After positioning poststructuralist political thought against the background of Marxism and the traditional anarchism of Bakunin, Kropotkin, and Proudhon, Todd May shows what a tactical political philosophy like anarchism looks like shorn of its humanist commitments—namely, a poststructuralist anarchism. The book concludes with a defense, contra Habermas and Critical Theory, of poststructuralist political thought as having a metaethical structure allowing for positive ethical commitments.

Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

  • Author: Michael Kelly Connors
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415272300
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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This book seeks to illuminate how Thai elites have used democracy as an instrument for order and discipline. Drawing on interviews, numerous Thai language sources, and critical theory, the author reveals a remarkable adaptation of the idea of democracy in the Thai context. Connors shows how elites have drawn on Western political theory to design projects to create modern citizens. He argues that it is possible to see the idea and practice of elite liberal democracy in Thailand, and elsewhere, as a key ideological resource in the project of securing hegemony over undisciplined populations. In this perspective the ideas of civil society, civic virtue, social capital and democracy itself are all part of the weaponry deployed in an effort to create 'good citizens', who act as guardians of the elite defined common good.

The Politics of Imagination

The Politics of Imagination

  • Author: Chiara Bottici,Professor Beno T Challand,Benoît Challand
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136719687
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 264
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The Politics of Imagination offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the contemporary relationship between politics and the imagination. What role does our capacity to form images play in politics? And can we define politics as a struggle for people’s imagination? As a result of the increasingly central place of the media in our lives, the political role of imagination has undergone a massive quantitative and a qualitative change. As such, there has been a revival of interest in the concept of imagination, as the intimate connections between our capacity to form images and politics becomes more and more evident. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and theoretical outlooks, The Politics of Imagination examines how the power of imagination reverberates in the various ambits of social and political life: in law, history, art, gender, economy, religion and the natural sciences. And it will be of considerable interest to those with contemporary interests in philosophy, political philosophy, political science, legal theory, gender studies, sociology, nationalism, identity studies, cultural studies, and media studies.

The Politics of Postsecular Religion

The Politics of Postsecular Religion

Mourning Secular Futures

  • Author: Ananda Abeysekara
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231512678
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 324
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Ananda Abeysekara contends that democracy, along with its cherished secular norms, is founded on the idea of a promise deferred to the future. Rooted in democracy's messianic promise is the belief that religious political identity-such as Buddhist, Hindu, Sinhalese, Christian, Muslim, or Tamil can be critiqued, neutralized, improved, and changed, even while remaining inseparable from the genocide of the past. This facile belief, he argues, is precisely what distracts us from challenging the violence inherent in postcolonial political sovereignty. At the same time, we cannot simply dismiss the democratic concept, since it permeates so deeply through our modernist, capitalist, and humanist selves. In The Politics of Postsecular Religion, Abeysekara invites us to reconsider our ethical-political legacies, to look at them not as problems, but as aporias, in the Derridean sense-that is, as contradictions or impasses incapable of resolution. Disciplinary theorizing in religion and politics, he argues, is unable to identify the aporias of our postcolonial modernity. The aporetic legacies, which are like specters that cannot be wished away, demand a new kind of thinking. It is this thinking that Abeysekara calls mourning and un-inheriting. Un-inheriting is a way of meditating on history that both avoids the simple binary of remembering and forgetting and provides an original perspective on heritage, memory, and time. Abeysekara situates aporias in the settings and cultures of the United States, France, England, Sri Lanka, India, and Tibet. In presenting concrete examples of religion in public life, he questions the task of refashioning the aporetic premises of liberalism and secularism. Through close readings of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Arendt, Derrida, Butler, and Agamben, as well as Foucault, Asad, Chakrabarty, Balibar, and Zizek, he offers readers a way to think about the futures of postsecular politics that is both dynamic and creative.

Marx and the Politics of Abstraction

Marx and the Politics of Abstraction

  • Author: Paul Paolucci
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004201378
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 239
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Through examining Marx's methods of critique and abstraction, this book presents a series of problems in conventional social thought and the alternatives Marx's approach poses. It demonstrates how sound social science abstraction cannot but have political, often radical, implications.

Poststructuralism, Marxism, and Neoliberalism

Poststructuralism, Marxism, and Neoliberalism

Between Theory and Politics

  • Author: Michael A. Peters
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742509870
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 159
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