Category Archives: Thinkers

Foucault audio and video recordings – minor updates to chronological list

I’ve now updated the list of Foucault audio and video recordings, including a recording of the first few lectures of L’hermeneutique du sujet from 1982. This recording then jumps to lectures from 1984. This list is part of the ‘Foucault Resources‘ part … Continue reading

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Foucault’s ‘Rêver de ses plaisirs’ – comparison of the 1983 article and 1984 chapter (and a request for help)

As a kind of appendix to my comparison of the three different introductions to the History of Sexuality volume II, I thought I would share my working notes on the two different versions of the first chapter of History of Sexuality volume … Continue reading

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Time Magazine profile of Foucault from 1981

In 1981 Foucault was profiled in Time magazine – Otto Friedrich with Sandra Burton, “France’s Philosopher of Power”, Time, November 16 1981, pp. 58-9. I’d seen a few references to this piece before, such as in Mark Kelly’s guide to the first … Continue reading

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Radio Benjamin – Walter Benjamin’s radio transcripts reviewed in Berfrois by David Beer

  Radio Benjamin is reviewed by David Beer in Berfrois. Here’s the opening two paragraphs: Writing at sometime around 1930 or 1931, Walter Benjamin (p.364) suggested that the voice on the radio is a like a visitor in the home, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Agamben’s Homo Sacer: The Last Act (L’Uso dei Corpi)

At Critical Legal Thinking, Flavio Michele Ceci discusses ‘Homo Sacer: The Last Act’ – the recent publication of Giorgio Agamben’s L’uso dei Corpi — forthcoming in English translation as The Use (or Usage?) of Bodies. Here’s the first paragraph: Giorgio Agamben has abandoned Homo sacer. By his own … Continue reading

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Foucault and Neoliberalism – a few thoughts in response to the Zamora piece in Jacobin

I’ve been away, but several people have been sending me links to a recent string of articles on Foucault’s supposed sympathies to neoliberalism. The start of the debate – in English at least – was the translation of an interview … Continue reading

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Heidegger Gesamtausgabe app with links to available translations

An app linking to available translations of volumes of Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe is available here – requires free registration. A webpage listing (not needing registration) is here.

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