Review Essay — Problematize and Reconstruct: Foucault, Genealogy, and Critique, by Sarin Marchetti

Sarin Marchetti reviews Colin Koopman’s Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity, published by Indiana University Press (2013).

Marchetti engages Koopman’s text by focusing on its methodological and metaphilosophical stakes, in particular on Koopman’s reading of Foucault’s genealogy as an activity of critique aimed at the problematization (rather than at either the vindication or the subversion) of our historical present, a present that is in need of reconstructive integration of the kind offered by pragmatism and critical theory. After sketching the contours of this promising interpretative and philosophical project, Marchetti raises a number of questions about the normative aspirations of Foucauldian problematization and its convergence with pragmatist reconstruction.

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Sarin Marchetti, “Problematize and Reconstruct: Foucault, Genealogy, and Critique,” review of Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity, by Colin Koopman, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 36:1 (2015), pp. 199–231.

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