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The Later Foucault
Politics and Philosophy

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March 1998 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
What makes Michel FoucaultÆs 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? The Later Foucault argues that the key to understanding Foucault is his political thought. It is this that began to be expressed clearly in his last writings and that pulled together his earlier interests in power, agency, and subjectivity. The book brings together a distinguished array of Foucault scholars and commentators on politics to bring out the significance of FoucaultÆs last writings. It examines 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. The result is a probing text that casts FoucaultÆs work in a new light. The Foucault who emerges in these pages is a subtle and radical thinker. He never believed that commentary on social and cultural life was sufficient. Instead, his work presents provocative challenges to the orthodox, habitual forms of practice and beliefs. Foucault remains an indispensable figure because his ideas continue to be "good to think with." With its impressive interdisciplinary focus, this volume will appeal to students of sociology, political science, and philosophy.
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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