Category Archives: The Early Foucault

The Early Foucault update 11: Working in the Canguilhem archive at the École normale supérieure and at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève

I’ve been in Paris again for a few days, this time mainly to work at the Canguilhem archive at the Centre d’Archives de Philosophie, d’Histoire et d’Édition des Sciences (CAPHÉS) at the École normale supérieure. The collection comprises multiple boxes … Continue reading

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The Southern Journal of Philosophy – Spindel supplement on Critical Theories of the Present (open access)

The proceedings of last year’s Spindel Conference at the University of Memphis on the topic “Critical Histories of the Present” have now been published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy. Edited by Verena Erlenbusch, it has contributions from Bilge Akbalik, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 10: translations of Binswanger, von Weizsäcker and by ‘G-J Verdeaux’

After a too-short holiday, I’ve been back working on the Foucault book. Although I’d drafted some of this material before, my focus has been on the translations of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker. With Binswanger’s ‘Dream and Existence’, Foucault was not … Continue reading

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Books received – Eribon, von Weizsäcker, Althusser, Žižek, Wyrsch, Foucault, Funnell & Dodds, Bier

Some recently received books – Eribon, von Weizsäcker, Wyrsch, Bochner & Halpern, and The Cambridge Companion for the research on the early Foucault, plus Althusser, Žižek and Lisa Funnell & Klaus Dodds’s Geographies, Genders and Geopolitics of James Bond in recompense for … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 9: from Shakespeare back to Foucault and Canguilhem

I’ve spent most of the first half of the summer revising my Shakespeare manuscript, which is now resubmitted. But I have been doing a little work on the early Foucault in the meantime, and on Canguilhem. With the latter, much … Continue reading

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Remigiusz Ryziński discusses Foucault’s time in Poland

Remigiusz Ryziński discusses his book Foucault w Warszawie, an account of the short period Foucault spent in Poland in the late 1950s – between his time in Uppsala and Warsaw. While the interview is in Polish, machine translation seems to … Continue reading

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Work for the summer – Shakespeare, Canguilhem and Foucault

My last talk of the 2016-17 academic year was in Stockholm at the Nordic Geographers Meeting. This academic year, despite saying ‘no’ quite a lot, I gave twenty visiting talks, in seven different countries (UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, … Continue reading

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A copy of Foucault and Rocher’s translation of Viktor von Weizsäcker’s Der Gestaltkreis

I’ve been looking for a copy of Foucault and Daniel Rocher’s translation of Viktor von Weizsäcker’s Der Gestaltkreis as Le Cycle de la Structure for sometime, and now have a copy. While the German text is widely available, the translation was … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 8: two days in the Carolina Rediviva library, Uppsala

My ongoing research into Foucault’s research and the writing of his History of Madness has taken me to Uppsala, where Foucault worked between 1955 and 1958. This was just a very brief reconnaissance trip – made possible as a side-visit … Continue reading

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Books received – Gilot, Boehringer and Lorenzini, Debrix, Chimisso, Merleau-Ponty, Sloterdijk, Stratford, Johnston and Sidaway

A pile of recently received books, many in recompense for review work. The Chimisso and Merleau-Ponty are for the Foucault and Canguilhem projects; but also second-hand copies of Françoise Gilot’s biography Life with Picasso, and Boehringer and Lorenzini’s collection on … Continue reading

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