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by Rudi Visker

Download Michel Foucault: Genealogy as Critique ePub
  • ISBN 0860914682
  • ISBN13 978-0860914686
  • Language English
  • Author Rudi Visker
  • Publisher Verso (June 17, 1995)
  • Pages 190
  • Formats lrf lrf mbr azw
  • Category Social Science
  • Subcategory Philosophy
  • Size ePub 1697 kb
  • Size Fb2 1238 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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The reception of Michel Foucault’s work has often been divided between two unsatisfactory alternatives. On the one hand there are those who admire the detail of his concrete analyses, but wonder how the political and ethical commitments they seem to rely on can be justified. On the other, there are those who deny the need for normative foundations, but also find it difficult to explain what makes Foucault’s archaeologies and genealogies critical. Rudi Visker’s book is not only a lucid and elegant survey of Foulcault’s corpus, from his early work on madness to the History of Sexuality, but also a major intervention in this debate.Reading Foucault against the Heideggerian backdrop to his work, Visker shows that Foucault’s target is not order as such, but rather the production of ordering systems which cannot acknowledge their own conditions of possibility. Exploring along the way such intriguing issues as the ambivalence of Foucault’s concepts of truth and power, and his philosophically provocative use of quotation marks, Visker portrays Foucault as neither relativist nor positivist, neither activist nor detached observer. Instead, Foucault emerges as the inventor of a new analysis of our modern mechanisms of control and exclusion: precisely of ‘genealogy as critique’.

The critique Visker makes of Foucault, as well as the general problematic he identifies for any post-structuralist form of cultural critique, has haunted me ever since

The critique Visker makes of Foucault, as well as the general problematic he identifies for any post-structuralist form of cultural critique, has haunted me ever since. In a nutshell, Visker deconstructs Foucault's mode of critique in the literal, Derridean sense: through immanent critique, he shows how the conditions of possibility for Foucault's mode of critique are simultaneously its conditions of impossibility--in part because Foucault's form of critique inadvertently invokes the metaphysics of presence he opposes.

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The reception of Michel Foucault s work has often been divided between two unsatisfactory alternatives

The reception of Michel Foucault s work has often been divided between two unsatisfactory alternatives. On the one had there are those who admire the detail of his concrete analysis, but wonder how the political and ethical commitments they seem to rely on can be justified. On the other, there are those who deny the need for normative foundations, but also find it difficult to explain what makes Foucault s archaeologies and genealogies critical.

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Paul-Michel Foucault (UK: /ˈfuːkoʊ/ FOO-koh, US: /fuːˈkoʊ/ foo-KOH, French: ; 15 October 1926 – 25 June 1984), generally known as Michel Foucault, was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist and literary critic. Foucault's theories primarily address the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions.

Genealogy as Critique. by Rudi Visker Translated by Chris Turner. Part of the Phronesis series. Rudi Visker’s book is not only a lucid and elegant survey of Foucault’s corpus, from his early work on madness to the History of Sexuality, but also a major intervention in this debate.

Michel Foucault, philosopher? A note on genealogy and archaeology. Genealogy as Critique (London, Verso, 1995; transl. from the German which appeared at Fink Verlag, Munich, 1991); Truth and Singularity. My title formulates a question that is mainly addressed to myself. Archaeology defends some version of it, genealogy casts it aside altogether. Introducing Foucault into Phenomenology (Kluwer, Phaenomenologica nr. 155); The Inhuman Condition.

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61 R. Visker, Michel Foucault: Genealogy as Critique, trans. C. Turner (London and New York: Verso, 1995), pp. 57ff. 17 accusing those sciences of a liaison dangereuse with power. 62 He then goes on to say that the hyphen between power and knowledge leads to a differentiation which ultimately breaks down the conjoining of the two terms. Visker identifies three attempts (on the part of Foucault) at differentiation.