Category Archives: Books

The Early Foucault and Intellectual History – talk at the Institute of Historical Research, 2 February 2017

I’ll also be giving some talks on Foucault over the next couple of months. First, at the Philosophy of History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, 2 February 2017 at 5.30pm. This talk will begin with a discussion of … Continue reading

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Books received – Canguilhem, Lefebvre, Farge and Foucault, Nail, Weber, Repo, Pasnau

Four books from OUP in recompense for review work (Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border; Cynthia Weber, Queer International Relations; Jemina Repo, The Biopolitics of Gender and Robert Pasnau, Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671), the long-awaited English translation of Arlette Farge and Michel … Continue reading

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Francisco Klauser, Surveillance and Space – the second book in the Society and Space series

Series editor copies of Francisco Klauser, Surveillance and Space have arrived. This is the  second book in the Society and Space series, closely following Dan Bulley’s  Migration, Ethics and Power: Spaces Of Hospitality In International Politics. Here’s the description of … Continue reading

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Books received – Brenner, Foucault, Macauley, Binswanger

Neil Brenner’s Critique of Urbanization, the translation of Foucault’s Mental Illness and Psychology (for the intro by Hubert Dreyfus); David Macauley’s Elemental Philosophy and Ludwig Binswanger’s Ausgewählte Werke. Neil kindly sent me a copy of his book, the Macauley was recompense for review work, and … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 3: Another week at the Bibliothèque Nationale

I’ve just spent another week at the Bibliothèque Nationale manuscript room – newly renovated and now a dedicated space. This is at the older Richelieu site in the centre of the city. I worked through boxes relating to two key … Continue reading

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Books received – Binswanger, Canguilhem, Lacan

Some books for the new Foucault project – works by Georges Canguilhem and Jacques Lacan, picked up in Paris, and Jacqueline Verdeaux’s translation of Ludwig Binswanger’s Dream and Existence which Foucault advised and introduced.

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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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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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Foucault Studies 22 – ‘Foucault and Rome’, interview with me, and review of Foucault’s Last Decade

The new issue of Foucault Studies is now out – the bulk is a theme section on ‘Foucault and Roman Antiquity: Foucault and Rome’, edited by Richard Alston and Shreyaa Bhatt. The issue also includes separate articles, a translation of Foucault’s … Continue reading

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