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Foucault

, Michel 1926-1984.
French philosopher and historian who explored the role played by power in shaping knowledge. His works include Madness and Civilization (1961) and the multi-volume History of Sexuality (1976-1984).

Foucault

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1. (Biography) Jean Bernard Léon (ʒɑ̃ bɛrnar leɔ̃). 1819–68, French physicist. He determined the velocity of light and proved that light travels more slowly in water than in air (1850). He demonstrated by means of the pendulum named after him the rotation of the earth on its axis (1851) and invented the gyroscope (1852)
2. (Biography) Michel. 1926–84, French philosopher and historian of ideas. His publications include Histoire de la folie (1961) and Les Mots et les choses (1966)

Fou•cault

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Jean Bernard Léon (ʒɑ̃) 1819–68, French physicist.
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From the 4th to the 6th of December inclusive, the weather remaining much the same in America, the great European instruments of Herschel, Rosse, and Foucault, were constantly directed toward the moon, for the weather was then magnificent; but the comparative weakness of their glasses prevented any trustworthy observations being made.
The name Michel Foucault first appeared in China in 1984.
As producoes do filosofo Michel Foucault desenvolveram-se no mesmo periodo em que vimos a emergencia de novos feminismos e de movimentos de resistencias a ordem na Franca.
The body as a realm of resistance: Foucault, heterotopies and the experiential body
A relevancia das contribuicoes de Michel Foucault nos campos da medicina social, da loucura, da psiquiatria e dos manicomios pode ser comprovada pela frequente referencia a este autor na producao academica e na de divulgacao mais ampla.
In the fall of 1978 Michel Foucault, France's cutting-edge intellectual capo, was busy celebrating the political event of his time that excited him like nothing else: the Iranian revolution.
In Discipline and Punish, Foucault (1979) explained how the very constitution of the human sciences was a result of the same power relations that obtain in apparatuses of control, such as policing:
In what may be the first English-language collection of essays linking Foucault and Nietzsche, scholars of philosophy offer perspectives that could appeal to readers in several disciplines who are interested in one or both of the philosophers.
En el presente libro, David Cortez Jimenez analiza la manera en la que Michel Foucault recurre a Friedrich Nietzsche sosteniendo como tesis principal que ambos pensadores se enmarcan dentro de la tradicion critica de la Ilustracion y que la obra de Foucault es una "historia de pensamiento critico".
Si hay un filosofo a quien el nombre de Michel Foucault suele estar ligado, probablemente sea Friederich Nietzsche.
De acuerdo a Dreyfus y Rabinow, eminentes estudiosos de la obra de Michel Foucault, con la publicacion de El nacimiento de la clinica el autor frances "decidio moderar su interes en las instituciones sociales para concentrarse exclusivamente en el discurso" (Drayfus; Rabinow, 1988, p.
En los comienzos del libro de Michel Foucault Las palabras y las cosas hay un analisis detallado de una pintura de Velasquez.