Michel Foucault and the Freedom of Thought (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy S. v. 47)

Michel Foucault and the Freedom of Thought (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy S. v. 47)

By: Keith A. Robinson (author), Keith Ansell Pearson (preface_author)Hardback

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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.


Literature, madness and the space of transgressive thought - from writing to cartography; the exterior limits of knowledge - statements and visibilities; thought of the outside - there are events of thought; the space-time of power - diagrammatic thought; the interiorities of thought - selves and subjectification; conclusion; thinking otherwise; freedom between life and thought.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773475731
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9780773475731
  • ISBN10: 0773475737

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