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Michel Foucault, Dire vrai sur soi-même – 1982 Toronto lectures forthcoming from Vrin

Michel Foucault, Dire vrai sur soi-même: Conférences prononcées à l’Université Victoria de Toronto is forthcoming from Vrin in February 2017. This is a volume in a series which has, until this point, largely comprised updated and critical editions of texts previously available … Continue reading

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Good to Know You! Tribute to John Berger

Originally posted on andy merrifield:
A tribute to John Berger, who passed away aged 90 on 2 January 2017. Posted originally on Verso Books blog, 3 January 2017. John died yesterday. I’ll remember his voice, his laugh, his charm and…

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Encounters in Law and Philosophy – call for book proposals

Encounters in Law and Philosophy – call for book proposals Series Editors: Thanos Zartaloudis, University of Kent Anton Schütz, Birkbeck, University of London General Advisor: Giorgio Agamben This series simultaneously investigates the laws of philosophy and the philosophies of law: their formations, … Continue reading

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Nicolas Drolc’s new film on Serge Livrozet (trailer)

I’ve mentioned Nicolas Drolc’s film Sur les toits before. It’s a documentary on the prison revolts in the early 1970s France, with some references to the Prisons Information Group Foucault co-founded. There is an open access symposium on the film, following … Continue reading

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Dominique Janicaud, Heidegger in France reviewed by Dennis Schmidt

Dominique Janicaud, Heidegger in France is reviewed by Dennis Schmidt at NDPR. Dominique Janicaud claimed that every French intellectual movement—from existentialism to psychoanalysis—was influenced by Martin Heidegger. This translation of Janicaud’s landmark work, Heidegger en France, details Heidegger’s reception in philosophy … Continue reading

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Mark Fisher (1968-2017)

I’m sorry to hear of the death of Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism and publisher, also a blogger at K-punk. I never met him, but knew and appreciated his work. He also wrote powerfully about mental health, and his own … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power (2017)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Stuart Elden, Foucault: The Birth of Power, Polity, 2017 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…

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Etienne Balibar – From Althusserian Marxism to the Philosophies of Marx? Twenty Years After

Etienne Balibar “From Althusserian Marxism to the Philosophies of Marx?” – a reflection on his The Philosophy of Marx, twenty (three) years after. The book has been reissued by Verso, with some new material, and is currently on sale.

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Books received – Spitzer, Foucault, RIPE, TCS, Binswanger

Foucault translated an essay in this Spitzer collection (see my query over dating here); the first edition of Folie et déraison: Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique; Binswanger’s analysis of Suzanne Urban; and the new issues of RIPE and TCS. … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 2 – Uppsala, Binswanger, Lacan and Bedlam

While I did take a proper break over Christmas and the New Year, I have been continuing work on the very early Foucault. One of the things I’ve done is some initial research on the time he spent in Uppsala. … Continue reading

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