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

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What is post sexualism, and is there a non confessional imperative?

Who knows their sexuality, rather than their preferred behaviours? But surely Foucault isn't denying that we like, or prefer, some things or people. So in what way is post-seuality relevant? ...
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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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'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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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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What is the difference between Ars Erotica and Scientia Sexualis?

I work at a bookstore and I picked up The History of Sexuality. I read a few chapters of it and skipped around a bit to find Ars Erotica and Scientia Sexualis. I understood a bit of what each was (Ars ...
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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 ...