Foucault and the Critique of Institutions

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The issue of the institution is not addressed systematically anywhere in the literature on Foucault, although it is everywhere to be found in Foucault's writings. Foucault and the Critique of Institutions not only interprets the work of Foucault but also applies it to the question of the institution.
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Overview

The issue of the institution is not addressed systematically anywhere in the literature on Foucault, although it is everywhere to be found in Foucault's writings. Foucault and the Critique of Institutions not only interprets the work of Foucault but also applies it to the question of the institution.
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John Caputo is David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University and author of four books, including Radical Hermeneutics (1987).

Mark Yount is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Joseph's University.

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Table of Contents

I Introduction
Institutions, Normalization, and Power 3
II Foucault and Critique
Foucault as a Philosopher 27
Redeeming Foucault 41
III The Self and Its Sex
Foucault and the Problem of Self-Constitution 63
Sexual Inversions 81
IV The University and Its Disciplines
Extralogical Excavation: Philosophy in the Age of Shovelry 101
Panopticism and Postmodern Pedagogy 127
Foucault and the Natural Sciences 137
V The Workplace
Law, Normativity, and the Level Playing Field: The Production of Rights in American Labor Law 165
The Normalizing Powers of Affirmative Action 191
VI Healing Institutions
On Not Knowing Who We Are: Madness, Hermeneutics, and the Night of Truth in FoucauIt 233
Notes on Contributors 263
Index of Names 265
Index of Subjects 269
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