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Foucault and His Interlocutors

Containing the debate between Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky on epistemology and politics, this book also features the most significant essays by the most important French thinkers who influenced and were influenced by Foucault. Foucault’s teachers, colleagues, and collaborators take up his major claims, from his first to final works, and provide us with the authoritative context in which to understand Foucault’s writings.

This volume also includes several important works by Foucault previously unpublished in English. The other contributors are Georges Canguilhem, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Pierre Hadot, Michel Serres, and Paul Veyne.

Here for the first time is the French Foucault.

This volume offers lucid and important texts that will appeal to students and professors at every level of study. It is essential reading for all scholars of twentieth-century philosophy and critical theory.

272 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1996

A Critical Inquiry Book

Culture Studies

Philosophy: General Philosophy

Table of Contents

Structures and Strategies of Discourse: Remarks Towards a History of Foucault’s Philosophy of Language
Arnold I. Davidson
Introductory Remarks to Georges Canguilhem
Arnold I. Davidson
Report from Mr. Canguilhem on the Manuscript Filed by Mr. Michel Foucault, Director of the Institut Francais of Hamburg, in Order to Obtain Permission to Print His Principal Thesis for the Doctor of Letters
Georges Canguilhem
On Histoire de la folie as an Event
Georges Canguilhem
Introduction to Penser la folie: Essais sur Michel Foucault
Georges Canguilhem
The Geometry of the Incommunicable: Madness
Michel Serres
"To Do Justice to Freud": The History of Madness in the Age of Psychoanalysis
Jacques Derrida
Madness, the Absence of Work
Michel Foucault
Human Nature: Justice versus Power
Michel Foucault, Noam Chomsky.
Foucault Revolutionizes History
Paul Veyne
Desire and Pleasure
Gilles Deleuze
Introductory Remarks to Pierre Hadot
Arnold I. Davidson
Forms of Life and Forms of Discourse in Ancient Philosophy
Pierre Hadot
The Final Foucault and His Ethics
Paul Veyne
Writing the Self
Michel Foucault
Contributors
Index

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