Tag | Foucault

Infopolitics, Biopolitics, Anatomopolitics: Toward a Genealogy of the Power of Data, by Colin Koopman

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here.  Colin Koopman is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the New Media and Culture Program at the University of Oregon. He is the author of two books, Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity (Indiana University Press, 2013), and Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and […]

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A Problem with Conceptually Relating Race and Class, Regarding the Question of Choice, by Emily S. Lee

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Emily S. Lee is Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Fullerton. She is the editor of the collection Living Alterities: Phenomenology, Embodiment, and Race (SUNY Press, 2014). Her other published work includes “Postcolonial Ambivalence and Phenomenological Ambiguity: Towards Recognizing Asian American Women’s Agency,” Critical Philosophy of […]

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On Historicity, by David Carr

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. David Carr is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Emory University and Adjunct Professor at The New School for Social Research. He is the author of Experience and History: Phenomenological Perspectives on the Historical World (Oxford University Press, 2014); Time, Narrative and History (Indiana University Press, 1986); and Phenomenology and the Problem of History: A […]

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Democratic Bodies, Biopolitically Correct, by Simona Forti

In “Democratic Bodies, Biopolitically Correct,” Simona Forti puts forth and responds to the contention that now, more than ever, the private/public distinction no longer holds. Forti argues that the progressive democratization of visibility, is concomitant with the inclusion of questions that were once thought to pertain to the most private and intimate spheres as topics […]

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Living the Biopolitical: Body and Resistance in Foucault and Merleau-Ponty, by Todd May

French philosophy often seems to operate by constantly moving forward and away from the current generation of its writers. This paper argues that, at least in one instance, this way of proceeding would be a mistake. Michel Foucault’s analysis of power, since it applies to the body, is well complemented by Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s corporeal analysis. […]

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Rethinking the Biopolitical Turn: From the Thanatopolitical to the Geneapolitical Paradigm, by Chiara Bottici

Bottici rethinks the significance of the notion of “biopolitics” by placing it within the more general genealogy of “politics” and analyzing the philosophical implications of its emergence and proliferation: why has “biopolitics” emerged at a certain point in time and why did it emerge in that specific way? After briefly reconstructing two major breaks in […]

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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 […]

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The Management of State Violence: Foucault’s Rethinking of Political Power as Governmentality, by Johanna Oksala

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Johanna Oksala, “The Management of State Violence: Foucault’s Rethinking of Political Power as Governmentality,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 28:2 (2007), pp. 53–66.

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