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Michel Foucault and the Freedom of Thought

Problems in Contemporary Philosophy S. v. 47

By (author) Keith A. Robinson
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Jun 2001
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773475737
ISBN-13: 9780773475731
Barcode No: 9780773475731
Synopsis
This volume offers a map of the underlying movements of Foucault's thought. It demonstrates that Foucault is a philosopher of complex spaces, territories and architectures of thought across the range of his work, and includes analyses of lesser-known texts (Magritte, Pierre Riviere, Brisset) that are hardly mentioned in the secondary literature. The primary sense, direction, and force of Foucault's thought is shown to reside in the connections established between a new conception of space-time and freedom, an open system of relations that shows how he thinks the "present" differently, designating this effort the "thought from Outside". This is the freedom of thought in Foucault - a potentially dangerous or joyful yet necessarily endless effort to connect and reconnect with the Outside that is uniquely Foucauldian.

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