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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.
El privilegiado espacio que Foucault le reserva al psicoanalisis en el dispositivo de sexualidad es indicativo de que para el la institucion creada por Freud resulta clave en la constitucion de un sujeto saturado de sexualidad, un sujeto que encuentra la cifra de su inteligibilidad y su verdad ultima en la interpretacion de su deseo y en el apego a la ley por el que este se encuentra regido.
Y la respuesta de Foucault es clara: nuestra epoca encontro en la confesion el metodo para decir la verdad del sexo.
La obra de Michel Foucault es una referencia fundamental para cualquier estudioso de la cultura, pues a traves de una serie de desarrollos muy originales, ofrece elementos teoricos relevantes para juzgar sus manifestaciones desde una perspectiva en la que hemos de considerarla como esencialmente vinculada al poder.
Disciplinary Power and Capitalism in Michel Foucault
Based on a close reading of The Archaeology of Knowledge, this paper seeks to demonstrate that Foucault in fact never refers to any simple advantages of discontinuity over continuity.
Scholars of philosophy examine how the work of French philosopher, social theorist, and literary critic Michel Foucault (1926-84) continues to impact modernism in philosophy and other fields.
Language, Madness and Desire: On Literature, originally published in French as La grande etrangere: A propos de literature in 2013, comprising Foucault's comments on literature, constitutes a welcome if late addition to the Foucault archive of accessible books.
As Foucault puts it, since prehistoric times, types of knowledge and relations of power, typified by discriminating and totalizing propensities, have gradually but intermittently assimilated into disciplinary technologies which have been influential in creating the self-governing citizens which philosophy presupposes as given.
El significante Michel Foucault es relativamente dificil de encasillar disciplinariamente puesto que ha desafiado las fronteras de la filosofia, la historia y la teoria politica y social.
Autorar, em ultima medida, poderia ser entendido como um procedimento de dessubjetivacao e de resistencia e, nesta esteira, de construcao de deslocamentos dos proprios dispositivos--contrariamente as hipoteses centradas, ate a decada de setenta, na circunscricao e na censura de um poder juridico-legal (que o proprio Foucault, como se vera adiante, veio a denegar).
The latter focuses on early Christian individual manifestations of truth (baptism, penance and spiritual direction) forming a genealogy of confession and, Foucault suggests, of western subjectivity itself.