Download PDF by Michel Foucault: Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology

By Michel Foucault

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Few philosophers have had as robust a power at the 20th century as Michel Foucault. His paintings has affected the educating of any variety of disciplines and is still, 20 years after his loss of life, significantly very important. This newly on hand variation is drawn from the whole number of all of Foucault’s classes, articles, and interviews, and brings his most crucial paintings to a brand new new release of readers. Aesthetics, approach and Epistemology (edited through James D. Faubion) surveys Foucault’s diversified yet sustained deal with of the ancient kinds and interaction of ardour, event, and truth.

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3'J'J. 67 The rather widespread impression that Foucault is a pragmatist stems largely from a remark to be found in a 1972 dialogue published under the title "Les Intellectuels et Ie pouvoir" (see Dits et ecrits, vol. 'J, pp. ). " The words are not in fact Foucault's but those of his interlocutor, Gilles Deleuze. For all that, Foucault seems ready to offer his assent to them. What should not be overlooked, however, is the theme and the context of the dialogue. Neither has to do with theory in its relation to, say, physics (or even anthropology); both have to do with theory in its technical Marxist sense-as a set of universal guidelines for revolutionary praxis.

Rossi Braidotti, Ideology and Consciousness 6 (Autumn 1979), pp. 5-21. 7C, I·'oucault, Discipline and Punish, pp. 226-27. 71i See Max Weber, Author's Introduction [1915], in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit qf Capitalism, trans. 13-31. 77 "The Will to Know" is also the subtitle of the first volume of The History qf Sexuality. On that will, see pp. /37 - 88 in this volume. See also Foucault, "L"Occident et la vllritll du sexe," in Dits ecrits, vol. 3, p. 103; and "Michel Foucault: la sllcuritll et I'lltat," in Dits et ecrits, vol.

New York: Pantheon, IgBo), p. 167). "iH Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, trans. G. E. M. ), (London: Basil Blackwell and Mott), pp. 2-:;5, 82-10:;. J Foucault, "Sexuality and Solitude," in Essential Works Q/'Foucault, vol. I: Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth, ed. I76. n Foucault, Archaeology Q/'I(nowledge, pp. 186-87. , Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970), pp. :;5-42; compare Foucault's comment on "normal science," p. 47:; below. 2 Foucault, J1rchaeology Q/' Knowledge, pp.

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