Category Archives: The Early Foucault

The Canguilhem book project – Oeuvres complètes, initial work, aims and translation

I don’t plan to write detailed posts on the work I’m doing on Georges Canguilhem for the book for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, unlike the ones which I’ve been writing on the work on Foucault. (More background on this … Continue reading

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Writing a book on Georges Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series

As part of my research on the very early Foucault, I’ve been looking at the work of some of his teachers and other inspirations. One of those figures was Georges Canguilhem, who ended up being the rapporteur for Foucault’s doctoral … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 6: Foucault’s teachers, and returning to his work on Binswanger

I’ve largely been able to continue the focus of the last update, with a series of fairly uninterrupted days’ research and writing. Aside from continuing work on Lacan, I’ve also been looking at the people who taught Foucault. Merleau-Ponty is … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault and the Politics of European Intellectual History – Amsterdam lecture, 31 May 2017

While visiting ACCESS Europe in Amsterdam, I’ll be giving this public lecture: “The Early Foucault and the Politics of European Intellectual History“, 31st May, 5pm This lecture by ACCESS EUROPE Visiting Scholar Stuart Elden reports on a project tracing the intellectual … Continue reading

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The textual issues around Foucault’s ‘What is an Author?’

While it is somewhat outside the time period I am currently working on, Foucault’s ‘What is an Author?’ lecture is interesting because it is one of the few instances for which there is a textual record of an engagement between … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 5: Canguilhem, Merleau-Ponty, Politzer, Lacan…

Until about a week ago I was focusing on the terrain work, for the London Review of International Law lecture, the conference in Oslo, and the lecture in Maynooth. But in and around other things I was also doing a … Continue reading

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Freud’s papers on technique in English – a summary of the suggestions

Earlier this week I asked this question: As part of my work on the early Foucault, I’m working through Lacan’s early seminars. I want to read the texts of Freud which Lacan is discussing first. The first extant volume of … Continue reading

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Books received – Freud, Yates, Wilson, Toal

Two volumes of Freud for the Foucault work; Julian Yates, Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multi-Species Impression sent by the publisher; Richard Wilson’s Will Power: Essays on Shakespearean Authority; and Gerard Toal’s Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest … Continue reading

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A question on Freud’s papers on technique in English

As part of my work on the early Foucault, I’m working through Lacan’s early seminars. I want to read the texts of Freud which Lacan is discussing first. The first extant volume of Lacan’s seminar is on ‘Freud’s Papers on … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power now available worldwide

Foucault: The Birth of Power is now available worldwide. The book is published by Polity, and the design fits with Foucault’s Last Decade which came out in 2016. There is a lot about Foucault’s political activism in this second book, … Continue reading

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