PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault…


Date: June 05, 2019

01) PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault


“Michel Foucault was a philosophical historian who questioned many of our assumptions about how much better the world is today compared with the past. When he looked at the treatment of the mad, at the medical profession and at sexuality, he didn’t see the progress that’s routinely assumed.

“Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a French 20th-century philosopher and historian who spent his career forensically critiquing the power of the modern bourgeois capitalist state, including its police, law courts, prisons, doctors and psychiatrists. His goal was to work out nothing less than how power worked and then to change it in the direction of a Marxist-anarchist utopia. Though he spent most of his life in libraries and seminar rooms, he was a committedly revolutionary figure, who met with enormous popularity in elite Parisian intellectual circles (Jean Paul Sartre admired him deeply) and still maintains a wide following among young people studying at university in the prosperous corners of the world…”

3 thoughts on “PHILOSOPHY – Michel Foucault…

      1. peterhoo

        At one stage I was doing a PhD at a University in my city. My PhD advisor referred me to Foucault as an interesting author. I read one of his books ( Discipline and Punish : The Birth of the Prison )on my way to Thailand. In the end I most of his major books. He became a central guide for me in interpreting social relations.

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