Several books for the Foucault project, most picked up second-hand and relating to the work of the Groupe d’information sur les prisons, but also the new Œuvres and the Vrin edition of the Kant introduction along with Foucault’s translation of the text.
On an initial look, Œuvres, despite its cost, is invaluable. The two volumes comprise over 3300 pages, and it includes all Foucault’s authored books except for Maladie mentale et personnalité, Maladie mentale et psychologie and Le Désordre des familles. There are also a few shorter pieces, but none of the lecture courses. It is a critical edition, and includes, for example, the key variants between the first and second edition of Naissance de la clinique. Foucault’s notes to texts appear as footnotes, and there are a lot of editor notes to each text, as well as brief introductions, which also discuss the composition of texts. The editors have also used materials archived at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, including boxes of material which do not yet appear in the catalogue.
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