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The Later Foucault
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The Later Foucault
Politics and Philosophy

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March 1998 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Why does Foucault's work continue to be of central importance in current debates in sociology, political science and philosophy? Why do we still read him as a guide to contemporary social and cultural life?

Foucault's work presents a provocative challenge to orthodox, habitual forms of belief and practice. The Later Foucault, with an impressive interdisciplinary focus, argues that one of the keys to understanding Foucault is his political thought. It is this which he expressed clearly in his last writings and which pulled together his earlier interests in power, agency and subjectivity. In this volume a distinguished array of Foucauldian scholars and commentators on politics explore the significance of these last writings. They examine such key issues as the question of Foucault and human rights; his relationship to ethical thought, power and freedom; his relationship to feminism; and comparisons of his work with Levinas and Rawls.

Jeremy Moss
Introduction
The Later Foucault

 
 
PART ONE: GENEALOGY AND THE SCOPE OF THE POLITICAL
David Couzens Hoy
Foucault and Critical Theory
Wendy Brown
Genealogical Politics
Barry Hindess
Politics and Liberation
 
PART TWO: ETHICS AND THE SUBJECT OF POLITICS
Paul Patton
Foucault's Subject of Power
Barry Smart
Foucault, Levinas and the Subject of Responsibility
Jana Sawicki
Feminism, Foucault and `Subjects' of Power and Freedom
William Connolly
Beyond Good and Evil
The Ethical Sensibility of Michel Foucault

 
 
PART THREE: POLITICAL TRADITIONS
Duncan Ivison
The Disciplinary Moment
Foucault, Law and the Reinscription of Rights

 
Jeremy Moss
Foucault, Rawls and Public Reason
Barry Allen
Foucault and Modern Political Philosophy

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