Foucault and Philosophy
January 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
- Represents the only volume to explore in detail Foucault’s relation with key figures and movements in the history of philosophy
- Explores Foucault's influence upon contemporary and future directions in philosophy
- Brings together a group of outstanding scholars in the field and allows them to explore their topic at a high level of sophistication
Introduction: Foucault's Philosophy (Christopher Falzon & Timothy O'Leary).
1 Foucault, Hegel, and Philosophy (Gary Gutting).
2 "I am Simply a Nietzschean" (Hans Sluga).
3 Foucault, Heidegger, and the History of Truth (Timothy Rayner).
4 The Entanglement of Power and Validity: Foucault and Critical Theory (Amy Allen).
5 Foucault, Davidson, and Interpretation (C. G. Prado).
6 The "Death of Man": Foucault and Anti-Humanism (Béatrice Han-Pile).
7 Foucault's Theory of Knowledge (Barry Allen).
8 Rethinking Experience with Foucault (Timothy O'Leary).
9 Foucault, Queer Theory, and the Discourse of Desire (Jana Sawicki).
10 Foucault and Normative Political Philosophy (Paul Patton).
11 Foucault, Philosopher of Dialogue (Christopher Falzon).
Christopher Falzon is a lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Newcastle. He is the author of Foucault and Social Dialogue (1998) and Philosophy Goes to the Movies (2002).
"In sum, then, O'Leary and Falzon have brought together a good and interesting set of essays that are well worth reading. This volume will be of interest to all scholars who work with Foucault's texts and might be recommended to advanced undergraduate students." (Notre Dame, 22 March 2011)
"As a whole the volume on Foucault's relation to philosophy is a fascinating contribution to the vast literature on his work. Although the papers within the volume were somewhat short, they open up many divergent areas of potential research for the future." (Metapsychology Online, January 2011)"Was it important that Michel Foucault thought philosophically? That among his major partners in reflection were Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Habermas? That Foucault's experiments in thought intersected with analyses of subjectivity, theories of knowledge, philosophies of experience? The outstanding contributions to this volume respond to these questions by leading its readers into an excavation of Foucault's philosophical curiosity and his unfinished road map to the good life."
—James Bernauer, Boston College