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Paul-Michel Foucault is a French philosopher that studied ethics, epistomology, and social constructs.

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What is the "historicised a priori"?

While browsing this question I stumbled upon the concept of historicised a priori citing Dilthey and Foucalt. Can somebody explain this concept to me? Also, could anyone point me in the direction of ...
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Does Descartes exclude madness from his meditations?

For Descartes, is madness fundamentally different to dreaming? Reading these blog posts (I am unfamiliar with the discussion really), which has a few points against Foucault's analysis that it is ...
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Did Heidegger talk about malice at all?

Did Heidegger talk about malice at all? I agree and find interesting if not useful most of Nietzsche's aphorisms but felt that his analysis of malice was just weak, and obviously so. However, I liked ...
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What is meant by this passage regarding Foucault?

I'm reading Brent Pickett's "Foucault and the Politics of Resistance" and on page 452 he writes the following: At the heart of humanism, according to Foucault, is the theory of the subject. ...
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Understanding Foucalt's reasoning when describing Palazzo's work

In Foucault's lecture series "Security, Territory and Population", in the lecture of 15 March 1978, Foucault traces what is understood by the concept of raison d'État, starting with Palazzo'...
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Foucault and 2 remarks he makes in Oct 1978 in a text about the Iranian uprising

In an article published in Le Nouvel Observateur in Oct 1978 (here 1), Foucault says two things I'm not sure I understand: first that during his journey in Iran everything he heard about the ...
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What is the relationship between technologies, and Foucault's and Agamben's apparatuses/dispositifs?

I'm trying to understand both the extension/inclusion of these sets towards each other, as well as the causal relationship between these two, and I'm trying to understand both what Foucault originally ...
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Does Critical Theories (CRT, Queer Studies etc.) come from the Frankfurt school or post-modernism?

I know post colonial studies which is a critical theory began with Orientalism which uses Foucault's concept of discourse. But also Frankfurt School is widely credited with finding critical theory ...
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What does postmodernism say about Human Nature?

Chomsky who is anti-postmodernism believes humans have a nature which makes them inherently creative which can be achieved in a free society. This is in opposition to Foucault who talks bout the ...
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What does it exactly mean to be a Hegelian in terms of politics what are they opposed to?

Does it simply mean viewing the progression of history as dialectic where internal contradictions within the imagining of a thesis sort themselves out dialectically ? Does it mean a belief in ...
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'How to become what you are' supposing Foucault is right about the body?

The phrase is the subtitle of Ecce Homo. You can a short essay by Foucault, on Nietzsche, free of charge; it's also in his essential works: aesthetics, appearing originally in a book dedicated to ...
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Foucault and scientific revolutions

In the famous debate between Foucault and Chomsky (link), Foucault argues that there is no human nature really because, among other things, a scientific revolution in some science is just a revolution ...
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can kantian archetypes represent a priori concepts

In Michel Foucault's Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l'âge Classique(History of Madness), he describes how society, throughout history, view(ed/s) and react(ed/s) to madness. The primary ...
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When is a subject position in a discourse antagonistic with others?

Just trying to relate my ladybird book of Foucault knowledge (though I've read him) to chat-gpt. When is a subject position in a discourse antagonistic with others? When is an LLM that is more ...
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What is the opposite of heterotopia?

Michel Foucault's essay on heterotopias mentions the other real sites - where social order is maintained - that are "represented, contested, and inverted" by heterotopias. What exactly are ...
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How did the french postmodernists and Rorty arrive to the same conclusion using different methodology?

Rorty founded pragmatism -> which is basically that words only get their meanign based on how they're used French postmodernists on the other hand did different things all attacking Grand ...
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How has Foucault and post modernism in general become the dominant lense of analysis in Western Academia and how do Hegelians and others oppose that?

I have read of the strong impact of Foucault (the most cited author ?) and post-modernist lenses in particular in Academia. From Edward Said's Orientalism to Spivak's work (which even doe was a ...
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A comprehensive reading of Foucault's theory of power

I have repeatedly encountered mentions and uses of Foucault's ideas when discussing socio-political issues, but have not had a proper introduction to his ideas. Recently, certain concepts from his ...
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In Madness and Civilization does Foucault say / imply that no-one loves a mad person?

In Madness and Civilization does Foucault say / imply that no-one loves a mad person? If not ever, then that it has been a system of power? I can't tell whether or not I just made that up, when I read ...
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Kant and Paranoia

As Kant has a theory of consciousness, can it be used to explain Paranoia? Or at least explicate it a little? Foucault talks about Schizophrenia as an eternal deferrment of signification. In Kant, ...
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