Michel Foucault


The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences
This is Not a Pipe
Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976
The History of Sexuality, Volume 2: The Use of Pleasure
The History of Sexuality, Volume 3: The Care of the Self
Foucault for Beginners
The Foucault Reader: An Introduction to Foucault's Thought
I, Pierre Rivière, having slaughtered my mother, my sister, and my brother...: A Case of Parricide in the 19th Century
Fearless Speech
The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1978-1979
Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-1978
Büyük Yabancı: Dil, Delilik ve Edebiyat Üstüne Konuşmalar
Michel Foucault
The institution of monarchy developed during the Middle Ages against the backdrop of the previously endemic struggles between feudal power agencies. The monarchy presented itself as a referee, aa power capable of putting an end to war, violence, and pillage and saying no to these struggles and private feuds. It made itself acceptable by allocating itself a juridical and negative function, albeit one whose limits it naturally began at once to overstep.
Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault
But, then, what is philosophy today—philosophical activity, I mean—if it is not the critical work that thought brings to bear on itself? In what does it consist, if not in the endeavor to know how and to what extent it might be possible to think differently, instead of legitimating what is already known? There is always something ludicrous in philosophical discourse when it tries, from the outside, to dictate to others, to tell them where their truth is and how to find it, or when it works up a ...more
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 2: The Use of Pleasure

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Q&A on "The Illusion of Free Markets" with Bernard Harcourt Laissez faire and mass incarceration: How could these possibly go together? Surprisingly, they h…more

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