The philosophy of Foucault
Michel Foucaultżs historical and philosophical investigationshave gone through many phases: the archaeological, the genealogical, and the ethical among them. What remains constant, however, is the question that motivates them: "who are we?" Todd May follows Foucault's itinerary from his early history of madness to his posthumously published Collège de France lectures and shows how the question of who we are shifts and changes but remains constantly at or just below the surface of his writings.
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Archaeological histories of who we are
Genealogical histories of who we are
Who we are and who we might be
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