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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

From Marx to Foucault

  • Author: Michèle Barrett
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804720052
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 194
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The concept of ideology - traditionally one of Marxism's most persuasive ideas - has recently been subjected to devastating criticisms. Michelle Barrett shows that Marx's own writings offer a confusing array of possible approaches to 'ideology', which the classical Marxist tradition consolidated as 'mystification that serves class interests'. Barrett locates Gramsci and Althusser as key figures in the breakdown of this model - Gramsci's work presaging the separation of class, politics and ideology found in Laclau and Mouffe, and Althusser's failing to deliver an adequate approach to subjectivity. Foucault - replacing Marxism's 'economics of untruth' with his own 'politics of truth' - is examined as an exemplar of post-structuralist critiques of ideology. The book ranges over contemporary debates in philosophy, psychoanalysis and literary theory as well as social theory. Marxism's theoretical universalism, ethnocentrism and gender blindness, as well as it influential term 'ideology', are all subjected to spirited criticism.

The Politics of Truth

The Politics of Truth

From Marx to Foucault

  • Author: Michèle Barrett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780745605036
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 194
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Marxism's theoretical universalism, ethnocentrism and gender blindness, as well as its influential term 'ideology', are all subjected to spirited criticism."--BOOK JACKET.

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 Politics of Philosophy

Foucault's Politics of Philosophy

Power, Law, and Subjectivity

  • Author: Sandro Chignola
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351724142
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 144
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Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focus shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro Chignola argues here, is the key to understanding four features of Foucault’s work over this period. First, it foregrounds its immediate political character. Second, it demonstrates that Foucault’s "Greek trip" also aims at a politics of the subject that is able to face the processes of the governmentalization of power. Third, it makes clear that the idea of the "government of the self" is – drawing on an ethics of intellectual responsibility that is Weberian in origin – an answer to the processes that, within neoliberal governance, produce the subject as an individual (as a consumer, a market agent, an entrepreneur, and so on). Fourth, the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’ implies that Foucault’s research was never simply scholarly or neutral; but rather was characterized by a specific political position. Against recent interpretations that risk turning Foucault into a scholar, here then Foucault is re-presented as a key figure for jurisprudential and political-philosophical research.

Foucault and the Modern International

Foucault and the Modern International

Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics

  • Author: Philippe Bonditti,Didier Bigo,Frédéric Gros
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137561580
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 376
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This book addresses the possibilities of analyzing the modern international through the thought of Michel Foucault. The broad range of authors brought together in this volume question four of the most self-evident characteristics of our contemporary world-'international', 'neoliberal', 'biopolitical' and 'global'- and thus fill significant gaps in both international and Foucault studies. The chapters discuss what a Foucauldian perspective does or does not offer for understanding international phenomena while also questioning many appropriations of Foucault's work. This transdisciplinary volume will serve as a reference for both scholars and students of international relations, international political sociology, international political economy, political theory/philosophy and critical theory more generally.

Knowledge and Ideology

Knowledge and Ideology

The Epistemology of Social and Political Critique

  • Author: Michael Morris
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110717709X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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For political philosophers, Morris provides an epistemology that integrates social interests within a normative account of knowledge.

Marx and Foucault

Marx and Foucault

Essays

  • Author: Antonio Negri
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509503447
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 220
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This the first of a new three-part series in which Antonio Negri, a leading political thinker of our time, explores key ideas that have animated radical thought and examines some of the social and economic forces that are shaping our world today. In this first volume Negri shows how the thinking of Marx and Foucault were brought together to create an original theoretical synthesis - particularly in the context of Italy from May ’68 onwards. At around that time, the structures of industry and production began to change radically, with the emergence of new producer-subjects and new fields of capitalist value creation. New concepts and theories were developed by Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari and others to help make sense of these and related developments - concepts such as biopower and biopolitics, subjectivation and subsumption, public and common, power and potentiality. These concepts and theories are examined by Negri within the broader context of the development of European philosophical discourse in the twentieth century. Marx and Foucault provides a unique account of the development of radical thought in the late 20th and early 21st centuries and will be a key text for anyone interested in radical politics today.

Foucault

Foucault

The Birth of Power

  • Author: Stuart Elden
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509507299
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 240
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Michel Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge was published in March 1969; Discipline and Punish in February 1975. Although only six years apart, the difference in tone is stark: the former is a methodological treatise, the latter a call to arms. What accounts for the radical shift in Foucault's approach? Foucault's time in Tunisia had been a political awakening for him, and he returned to a France much changed by the turmoil of 1968. He taught at the experimental University of Vincennes and then moved to a prestigious position at the Collège de France. He quickly became involved in activist work concerning prisons and health issues such as abortion rights, and in his seminars he built research teams to conduct collaborative work, often around issues related to his lectures and activism. Foucault: The Birth of Power makes use of a range of archival material, including newly available documents at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, to provide a detailed intellectual history of Foucault as writer, researcher, lecturer and activist. Through a careful reconstruction of Foucault's work and preoccupations, Elden shows that, while Discipline and Punish may be the major published output of this period, it rests on a much wider range of concerns and projects.

Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism

Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism

  • Author: Jacques Bidet
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004145982
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 813
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International and interdisciplinary in range and scope, the "Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism" provides a thorough and precise panorama of recent developments in Marxist theory in the US, Europe and beyond.

Infinitely Demanding

Infinitely Demanding

Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance

  • Author: Simon Critchley
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1781680299
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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The clearest, boldest and most systematic statement of Simon Critchley’s influential views on philosophy, ethics, and politics, Infinitely Demanding identifies a massive political disappointment at the heart of liberal democracy. Arguing that what is called for is an ethics of commitment that can inform a radical politics, Critchley considers the possibility of political subjectivity and action after Marx and Marxism, taking in the work of Kant, Levinas, Badiou and Lacan. Infinitely Demanding culminates in an argument for anarchism as an ethical practice and a remotivating means of political organization. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Order of Things

The Order of Things

An Archaeology of Human Sciences

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307819302
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 416
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In the work that established him as the most important French thinker since Sartre, Michel Foucault offers startling evidence that "man"—man as a subject of scientific knowledge—is at best a recent invention, the result of a fundamental mutation in our culture. With vast erudition, Foucault cuts across disciplines and reaches back into seventeenth century to show how classical systems of knowledge, which linked all of nature within a great chain of being and analogies between the stars in the heavens and the features in a human face, gave way to the modern sciences of biology, philology, and political economy. The result is nothing less than an archaeology of the sciences that unearths old patterns of meaning and reveals the shocking arbitrariness of our received truths.

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’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.

Discipline & Punish

Discipline & Punish

The Birth of the Prison

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307819299
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

Power/Knowledge

Power/Knowledge

Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 039473954X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 270
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Study of the intersection of history and philosophy as it relates to recent French political change, evidenced in essays concerning popular justice, power struggles, and the history of sexuality

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault

Materialism and Education

  • Author: Mark Olssen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317256085
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 220
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"Olssen ! brings Foucault to life and sheds new light on understanding his work...Educationalists and scholars across the disciplines will welcome this interpretation of Foucault." Michael A. Peters, University of Glasgow "Olssen distills in brilliant and succinct language the core of Foucault's most important insights. This is a book that every student should read in order to understand how to link theory to practice, and educational thought to legacy and work of one of Europe's great thinkers." Henry Giroux, McMaster University Michel Foucault is arguably one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, and his works are some of the most difficult to grasp. Mark Olssen offers an accessible overview of Foucault's thought, putting into context the relevance of Foucault's ideas. Olssen adds important new insights to Foucault scholarship by bringing to light the influences of other thinkers such as Marx, Nietzsche, Gramsci, Habermas, and others on Foucault's development as a thinker, and their influence on the deep historical materialist strand that grounds and uniquely characterizes so much of Foucault's thought.

Theory of the Subject

Theory of the Subject

  • Author: Alain Badiou
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826496733
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 367
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Badiou is widely considered to be France's most important and exciting contemporary thinker. Much of Badiou's earlier work (including Being and Event) can only be fully understood with a clear grasp of Theory of the Subject, one of his most important works.

The History of Sexuality

The History of Sexuality

An Introduction

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307819280
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 176
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Michel Foucult offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the questions of what we are to what our sexuality is.

The Passion of Michel Foucault

The Passion of Michel Foucault

  • Author: James Miller,Jim Miller
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674001572
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 491
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Based on extensive new research and a bold interpretation of the man and his texts, The Passion of Michel Foucault is a startling look at one of this century's most influential philosophers. It chronicles every stage of Foucault's personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.