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Foucault on Fetishism and Money

Finally getting around to reading Foucault’s comments on money in the recently translated lectures The Will To Know. They initially piqued my interest because I caught reference to the fact that Foucault makes the claim that forms of thought, such … Continue reading

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Gerstenberger on Foucault.

Stumbled on this citation: Heide Gerstenberger — Macht und Dissens. Anmerkungen zu den Arbeiten von Michel Foucault (Power and dissent. Observation on Michel Foucault’s work). Leviathan7. 2 (1979): 227-241. Curious to hear what Gerstenberger says. Anyone happen to have read it? … Continue reading

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More Foucault on Marx.

From a newly published interview in Foucault Studies: Do you mean to ask me what the relations are that I have myself established between my work and Marxism? I would tell you that I haven’t established any. I haven’t established … Continue reading

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On Foucualt and Marx.

From the most excellent article by Christopher Chitty over at Viewpoint: In the wake of the May ’68 uprising, the French ultra-left attempted to circumvent the Communist Party as the vehicle for the transformation of society, and sought to displace … Continue reading

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Foucault on Capital.

He weren’t no Left-Ricardian: ‘What did Marx do when in his analysis of capital he came across the problem of the workers’ misery? He refused the customary explanation which regarded this misery as the effect of a naturally rare cause … Continue reading

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Foucault on Abstraction

Reads like a passage from the Theses on Fuerbach or The German Ideology: It is humanism that is abstract! It is all these cries from the heart, all these claims concerning the human person and existence that are abstract: that … Continue reading

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Foucault: Truth and Subjectivity/The Culture of the Self/

Lecturing on Foucault on Monday. Very much preferable to Habermas. Its been years though so all these uploaded lectures are new to me, if nobody else:    

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Marx, Foucault and Power.

The new issue of Viewpoint features a translation of Foucault’s The Mesh of Power. In the talk Foucault makes some very interesting comments about volume II: How may we attempt to analyze power in its positive mechanisms? It appears to … Continue reading

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