Foucault

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Foucault

Born in 1926 in France, Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to the penal system; from madness and civilisation to avant-garde literature, Foucault was happy to reject old models of thinking and replace them with versions that are still widely debated today. A major influence on Queer Theory and gender studies (he was openly gay and died of an AIDS-related illness in 1984), he also wrote on architecture, history, law, medicine, literature, politics, and of course philosophy. In this Very Short Introduction Gary Gutting presents a wide-ranging but non-systematic exploration of some highlights of Foucault's life and thought. Beginning with a brief biography to set the social and political stage, he then tackles Foucault's thoughts on literature, in particular the avant-garde scene; his philosophical and historical work; his treatment of knowledge and power in modern society; and his thoughts on sexuality. This new edition includes feminist criticisms of Foucault's apparently sexist treatment of the Jouy case, as well as a new chapter offering a unified overview of the College de France lectures, now a major focus of interest in Foucault. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Foucault
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Gary Gutting
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-26 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Born in 1926 in France, Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to
Summary of
Language: en
Pages: 6
Authors: Oskar Cylkowski
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-12 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Abstract from the year 2017 in the subject Philosophy - Philosophy of the Present, grade: 1,7, University of Paderborn, course: CLC, language: English, abstract: This text is about the philosopher Foucault from the post modernism era. It is a summary of the book "Foucault: a very short introduction" by Gary
Foucault: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Gary Gutting
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-03-24 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Foucault is one of those rare philosophers who has become a cult figure. Born in 1926 in France, over the course of his life he dabbled in drugs, politics, and the Paris SM scene, all whilst striving to understand the deep concepts of identity, knowledge, and power. From aesthetics to
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Jonathan Culler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-28 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture
Literary Theory
Language: en
Pages: 149
Authors: Jonathan Culler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A brief introduction to literary theory that explores the various moves that literary theory has encouraged.