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Foucault's Legacy, 1st edition

Published by Continuum (May 1st 2009) - Copyright © 2009

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Overview

Foucault's Legacy brings together the work of eight Foucault specialists in an important collection of essays marking the 25th anniversary of Foucault's death. Focusing on the importance of Foucault's most central ideas for present-day philosophy, the book shows how his influence goes beyond his own canonical tradition and linguistic milieu. The essays in this book explore key areas of Foucault's thought by comparing aspects of his work with the thought of a number of major philosophers, including Nietzsche, Heidegger, Rorty, Hegel, Searle, Vattimo and Williams. Crucially the book also considers the applicability of his central ideas to broader issues such as totalitarianism, religion, and self-sacrifice. Presenting a fresh and exciting vision of Foucault as a philosopher of enduring influence, the book shows how important Foucault remains to philosophy today.

Table of contents

Editor's Introduction, C.G. Prado (Queen's University, Canada)
1. The Temporality of Power, David Couzens Hoy (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
2. A Philosophical Shock: Foucault Reading Nietzsche, Reading Heidegger, Babette Babich (Fordham University, USA)
3. Foucault, Hegel and the Death of Man, Tom Rockmore (Duquesne University, USA)
4. After Knowledge and Liberty: Foucault and the New Pragmatism, Barry Allen (McMaster University, Canada)
5. Two Uses of Genealogy: Michel Foucault and Bernard Williams, Colin Koopman (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
6. Weakening Ontology Through Actuality: Foucault and Vattimo, Santiago Zabala (Potsdam University, Germany)
7. Michel Foucault, Secularization Theory and the Theological Origins of Totalitarianism, Michael Lackey (University of Minnesota, USA)
8. Secular Self-Sacrifice: On Michel Foucault's Courses at the Coll¿ge de France, James Bernauer (Boston College, USA)
Bibliography
Index

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