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Foucault in one word? Power. Foucault in 3200 words? See this…

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… new essay out at Aeon magazine: https://aeon.co/essays/why-foucaults-work-on-power-is-more-important-than-ever.

“Foucault himself expressly refused to develop an overarching theory of power. Interviewers would sometimes press him to give them a unified theory, but he always demurred. Such a theory, he said, was simply not the goal of his work. Foucault remains best-known for his analyses of power, indeed his name is, for most intellectuals, almost synonymous with the word ‘power’. Yet he did not himself offer a philosophy of power. How could this be possible?”

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Written by Colin Koopman

March 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm

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