The Cambridge Companion to Foucault

Front Cover
Gary Gutting
Cambridge University Press, 1994 - Foucault, Michel - 360 pages
2 Reviews
Each volume of this series of companions to major philosophers contains specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars, together with a substantial bibliography, and will serve as a reference work for students and non-specialists. One aim of the series is to dispel the intimidation such readers often feel when faced with the work of a difficult and challenging thinker. Michel Foucault, one of the most important of contemporary French thinkers, exerted a profound influence on philosophy, history, and social theory. Foucault attempted to reveal the historical contingency of ideas that present themselves as necessary truths. He carried out this project in a series of original and strikingly controversial studies on the origins of modern medical and social scientific disciplines. These studies have raised fundamental philosophical questions about the nature of knowledge and its relation to power structures that have become major topics of discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

foucault

Contents

Foucaults mapping of history
28
Foucault and the history of madness
47
The death of man or exhaustion of the cogito?
71
PowerKnowledge
92
Ethics as ascetics Foucault the history of ethics and ancient thought
115
The ethics of Michel Foucault
141
What is enlightenment? Kant and Foucault
159
Modern and countermodern Ethos and epoch in Heidegger and Foucault
197
Foucault and Habermas on the subject of reason
215
Between tradition and oblivion Foucault the complications of form the literatures of reason and the aesthetics of existence
262
Foucault feminism and questions of identity
286
Foucault Michel 1926
314
Bibliography
321
Index
353
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information