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The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon

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The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon is a reference tool that provides clear and incisive definitions and descriptions of all of Foucault's major terms and influences, including history, knowledge, language, philosophy, and power. It also includes entries on philosophers about whom Foucault wrote and who influenced Foucault's thinking, such as Deleuze, Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Canguilhem. The entries are written by scholars of Foucault from a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, gender studies, political ...

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Overview

The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon is a reference tool that provides clear and incisive definitions and descriptions of all of Foucault's major terms and influences, including history, knowledge, language, philosophy, and power. It also includes entries on philosophers about whom Foucault wrote and who influenced Foucault's thinking, such as Deleuze, Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Canguilhem. The entries are written by scholars of Foucault from a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, gender studies, political science, and history. Together, they shed light on concepts key to Foucault and to ongoing discussions of his work today.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon promises to be an essential tool for all Foucault scholars because of its excellent organization and easy-to-use format. Lawlor and Nale have gathered the most prominent English-speaking Foucault scholars to write the entries for this book."
Kelly Oliver, Vanderbilt University

"This book will be the gold standard for students and researchers seeking an authoritative introduction to key ideas and figures in Foucault’s work."
John Russon, University of Guelph

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521119214
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2014
  • Pages: 730
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Lawlor is Sparks Professor of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of This Is Not Sufficient: An Essay on Animality and Human Nature in Derrida and Early Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy, and is co-editor (with Ted Toadvine) of The Merleau-Ponty Reader.

John Nale earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Refugee Coordinator at Catholic Charities in Portland, Maine.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Terms: 1. Abnormal; 2. Actuality; 3. Archaeology; 4. Archive; 5. Author; 6. Bio-history; 7. Bio-politics; 8. Bio-power; 9. Body; 10. Care; 11. Christianity; 12. Civil society; 13. Conduct; 14. Confession; 15. Contestation; 16. Control; 17. Critique; 18. Death; 19. Desire; 20. Difference; 21. Discipline; 22. Discourse; 23. Dispositif (Apparatus); 24. Double; 25. Ethics; 26. Event; 27. Experience; 28. Finitude; 29. Freedom; 30. Friendship; 31. Genealogy; 32. Governmentality; 33. Hermeneutics; 34. History; 35. Historical a priori; 36. Homosexuality; 37. Human sciences; 38. Institution; 39. The intellectual; 40. Knowledge; 41. Language; 42. Law; 43. Liberalism; 44. Life; 45. Literature; 46. Love; 47. Madness; 48. Man; 49. Marxism; 50. Medicine; 51. Monster; 52. Multiplicity; 53. Nature; 54. Normalization; 55. Outside; 56. Painting (and photography); 57. Parrhesia; 58. Phenomenology; 59. Philosophy; 60. Plague; 61. Pleasure; 62. Politics; 63. Population; 64. Power; 65. Practice; 66. Prison; 67. Prison Information Group (GIP); 68. Problematization; 69. Psychiatry; 70. Psychoanalysis; 71. Race (and racism); 72. Reason; 73. Religion; 74. Resistance; 75. Revolution; 76. Self; 77. Sex; 78. Sovereignty; 79. Space; 80. Spirituality; 81. State; 82. Statement; 83. Strategies (and tactics); 84. Structuralism; 85. Subjectification; 86. Technology (of discipline, governmentality, and ethics); 87. Transgression; 88. Truth; 89. Violence; 90. The visible; 91. War; Part II. Proper Names: 92. Louis Althusser; 93. The Ancients (Stoics and Cynics); 94. Georges Bataille; 95. Xavier Bichat; 96. Ludwig Binswanger; 97. Maurice Blanchot; 98. Henri de Boulainvilliers; 99. Georges Canguilhem; 100. Gilles Deleuze; 101. Jacques Derrida; 102. René Descartes; 103. Sigmund Freud; 104. Jurgen Habermas; 105. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; 106. Martin Heidegger; 107. Jean Hyppolite; 108. Immanuel Kant; 109. Niccolò Machiavelli; 110. Maurice Merleau-Ponty; 111. Friedrich Nietzsche; 112. Plato; 113. Pierre Rivière; 114. Raymond Roussel; 115. Jean-Paul Sartre; 116. William Shakespeare; 117. Carl Von Clausewitz; Part III. Chronology of Michel Foucault's Life.

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