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Foucault

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The first analysis of Foucault’s work by a major philosopher working within the same poststructuralist tradition.
Paperback, 157 pages
Published May 31st 1988 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published 1986)
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Jonfaith
Jul 14, 2014 Jonfaith rated it really liked it
Shelves: theory
We must take quite literally the idea that man is a face drawn in the sand between two tides: he is a composition appearing between two others, a classical past that never knew him, and a future that will no longer know him.

I remain leery of those who profess to "know" Foucault, all the epistemological breaks and fissures lead one to count more on a fluid awareness of Foucault's thought, rather than any fluency of sorts. This is one of the theses flashed by Deleuze. He rejects those who demarcat
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Jinzhou
Aug 03, 2013 Jinzhou rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
It's said to be the best introduction out there to Foucault's philosophy. Without previous knowledge of Foucault I came to this book as a friend who does research under Foucault's framework highly recommends it. I've read some of Deleuze's own philosophy in difference and repetition, where he revolutionizes metaphysics of the western tradition from one to many, from static to dynamic. With this knowledge, it's not difficult for me to find deep similarities between them, although it may be the ...more
Pete
Apr 21, 2009 Pete rated it it was ok
Deleuze spends most of the book translating Foucault into his own spatializing metaphors (diagrams, lines, folds), which is interesting, but he generally doesn't contribute much to my knowledge of Foucault. If anything, the Appendix is the best part, since it contains the clearest statement of what Deleuze thinks is important about Foucault's overall project.

I also thought that Deleuze gives more credit to Foucault than he is actually due in terms of the seriousness of his engagement with lingui
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Leonardo
Oct 18, 2016 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref
El pasaje de la sociedad disciplinaria a la sociedad de control no está articulado explícitamente por Foucault, pero permanece implícito en su obra. Seguimos los excelentes comentarios de Gilles Deleuze en esta interpretación. Ver: Gilles Deleuze, Foucault.

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Para una excelente explicación sobre el concepto del diagrama de Foucault, ver Gilles Deleuze, Foucault, trad. Seán Hand (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988), pp. 34-37.

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Alex Lee
Dec 30, 2015 Alex Lee rated it it was amazing
This is one of Deleuze's most abstract books. Foucault is pretty abstract to begin with. But Deleuze here, as a tribute to his friend, puts Foucault's work into perspective by showing how the formation of expressive content within discourse can be understood as a generative apparatus through external constraints. In many ways, Foucault is chasing shadows. Discourse is a reactive trace of external agencies. Foucault mines these agencies through a genealogical search of historic formation. The ...more
Rui Coelho
Jul 22, 2016 Rui Coelho rated it it was ok
There is a saying in my country that states: one cannot please both Greeks and Trojans. But in Foucault, you have a book that is confusing for begginers and boring for veterans, boldingly pleasing no one at all.
Budaallmusic
Sep 18, 2016 Budaallmusic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The single most important book I've ever read. Will have to come back to it. Suspect that it will be important for the rest of my life.
Melusine Parry
Mar 31, 2016 Melusine Parry rated it really liked it
Shelves: deleuze, foucault
Etonnamment lisible, cette étude de six aspects de l'oeuvre de Foucault par Deleuze est très intéressante mais il faut être très calé sur Foucault.
Tristan Laing
If you think Deleuze and Foucault have fundamentally divergent ontologies, Deleuze's account will challenge your assumptions. And stop reading so much Hallward!
Peter
Apr 06, 2008 Peter added it
Deleuze was a big fan of Foucault.
Hagar
Feb 05, 2016 Hagar added it
Shelves: philosophy, thesis
I am still a very early and amateur Foucault reader, so I found it more expedient to skim through the book in search for interesting ideas. I found many! Foucault's philosophy extends from one on logic and epistemology to power and law. I'll need this book in the future.
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