Category Archives: Jean Hyppolite

The Early Foucault Update 29 – Paris, Tübingen and a book on the 1960s

Since the last update on the writing of this book a couple of months ago, I’ve been continuing work on this manuscript. Some of this was following up on things that I discovered when in Switzerland in November, especially relating to … Continue reading

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Canguilhem – book for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, forthcoming 2019

My study of Georges Canguilhem was resubmitted earlier this month. It’s now been accepted in final form and will appear in Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series in early 2019. As I’ve mentioned before, the book developed out of the work I’ve … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 16: Other writing, and working on the Lille courses, the Hegel thesis and Canguilhem in Paris

I began 2018 with some shorter pieces to write, which took me away from the focus on The Early Foucault, even though two of them were on Foucault. First was a piece for the American Book Review, which is hosting … 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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It seems Jacques Lacan struggled to get his students to do the reading too…

Last time I wanted to give you an initial insight into the meaning of the question – what happens beyond the pleasure principle? My great friend Jean Hyppolite, who isn’t here today because he is in Germany, told me he … 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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When did Foucault lecture on Nietzsche?

Until recently, there were only two texts by Foucault explicitly on Nietzsche. 1. ‘Nietzsche, Freud, Marx’, Cahiers de Royaumont, VI, 1967, pp. 183-200. (The note in Dits et écrits says this was from a symposium at Royaumont in July 1964.) 2. ‘Nietzsche, … Continue reading

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Althusser, Lenin and Philosophy discussion

The discussion that followed Althusser’s famous ‘Lenin and Philosoophy’ lecture is freely available here, in Ted Stolze’s translation. Jean Wahl, Jean Hyppolite, Paul Ricoeur and others asking questions – thanks to David McInerney for the link.

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