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Foucault on the Arts and Letters: Perspectives for the 21st by Catherine M. Soussloff

By Catherine M. Soussloff

As essentially the most very important philosophers of the 20th century, Michel Foucault’s recognition at the present time rests on his political philosophy when it comes to the modern topic in a neo-liberal and globalized society. This booklet deals perception into the function of the humanities in Foucault’s proposal as a way to higher realizing his contribution to greater debates bearing on modern lifestyles.

Visual tradition, literary, movie and function experiences have all engaged with Foucauldian theories, yet an entire exam of Foucault’s value for cultured discourse has been missing in the past. This booklet argues that Foucault’s specific method of philosophy as a manner of considering the self throughout the murals offers major grounds for rethinking his influence this day. the quantity strikes throughout as many disciplinary obstacles as Foucault himself did, demonstrating the worth of Foucault’s method of aesthetic discourse for our figuring out of ways the humanities and arts mirror upon modern life in a globalized society.

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