Michel Foucault

Intellectuals and power: A conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze

Intellectuals and power: A conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze

This is a transcript of a 1972 conversation between the post-structuralist philosophers Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, which discusses the links between the struggles of women, homosexuals, prisoners etc to class struggle, and also the relationship between theory, practice and power  This transcript first appeared in English in the book ‘Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: selected essays and interviews by Michel Foucault’ edited by Donald F. Bouchard.

Hear Michel Foucault Deliver His Lecture on “Truth and Subjectivity” at UC Berkeley, In English (1980)

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0URrVbpjW0&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Michel Foucault first arrived at the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. By this time, he was already a celebrity in France. He had just published his enormously influential history and critique of the penal system, Discipline and Punish, and he occupied a position at the prestigious Collège de France as chair in the “history of systems of thought,” a position he created for himself. But when he arrived on the West Coast, writes Marcus Wohlsen, “few at Berkeley had heard of Michel Foucault.
Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self (UC Berkeley, 1980-1983)

Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self (UC Berkeley, 1980-1983)

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, medicine, the prison system, and the function of sexuality in social organizations. He spent some time during the last years of his life at UC Berkeley, delivering several lectures in English. And happily they were recorded for posterity: Four Lectures on Truth and Subjectivity (1980) Six Lectures on Discourse and Truth (1983) Three Lectures on “The Culture of the Self” (1983) These last lectures are also available on YouTube (in audio format):

Hear Michel Foucault Deliver His Lecture on “Truth and Subjectivity” at UC Berkeley, In English (1980)

December 20th, 2013 Open Culture   Michel Foucault first arrived at the University of California, Berkeley in 1975. By this time, he was already a celebrity in France. He had just published his enormously influential history and critique of the penal system, Discipline and Punish, and he occupied a position at the prestigious Collège de France as chair in the “history of systems of thought,” a position he created for himself.

Historic Debate with Foucault and Chomsky: In English, with Arabic Subtitles

Debate in English, with Arabic subtitles Human Nature, Justice, Against Authority Published on Jan 11, 2015 الترجمة العربية الكاملة لمناظرة ميشيل فوكو ونعوم تشومسكي حول [الطبيعة البشرية: العدالة ضد السلطة]. عُرِضَت هذه المناظرة في التلفزيون الهولندي عام 1971 ويدير النقاش أستاذ الفلسفة الهولندي فونز إلدرز. كلاً من فوكو وتشومسكي لديه أفكاراً تركت أثراً كبيراً في حقول الدراسات العلمية والإنسانية. وكلاهما يقف على جهة مختلفة وأحياناً مضادة للآخر. يتناقشان في هذه المناظرة بسلاسة وتبسيط بحيث يمكن للمشاهد أن يرى بوضوح مواطن اختلاف الفيلسوفَين والطريقة التي يتفاعلان بها مع طرح الآخر والحجج التي يقدّمها.
“A Bitter Disappointment,” Edward Said on His Encounter with Sartre, De Beauvoir and Foucault

“A Bitter Disappointment,” Edward Said on His Encounter with Sartre, De Beauvoir and Foucault

AUGUST 26, 2014 EUGENE WOLTERS In 1979, Edward Said was invited by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir to France for a conference on Middle East peace. It was in the wake of the Camp David Accords that ended the war between Egypt and Israel, that the author of “Orientalism” and ardent supporter of the Palestinian people, was invited to contribute with other prominent thinkers. Said offered effusive praise for Sartre when recounting his adventure, writing for the London Review of Books:
Foucault, Fanon, Intellectuals, Revolutions

Foucault, Fanon, Intellectuals, Revolutions

[Cover of the Turkish translation of "Foucault and the Iranian Revolution." Image provided by author.] by Anthony Alessandrini [This article is the final in a three-part Jadaliyya series that looks at Foucault's work in relationship to the legacy of French colonialism in North Africa. Read the first and second installments here: "The Dangers of Liberalism: Foucault and Postcoloniality in France" by Diren Valayden and "Justifications of Power": Neoliberalism and the Role of Empire by Muriam Haleh Davis.