Two Uses of Michel Foucault in Political Theory: Concepts and Methods in Giorgio Agamben and Ian Hacking (2015)

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Colin Koopman, ‘Two Uses of Michel Foucault in Political Theory: Concepts and Methods in Giorgio Agamben and Ian Hacking’, Constellations (1), 0 Article first published online: 19 MAY 2015

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8675.12153

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Putting Foucault to Work

It is difficult to locate a single area of intellectual inquiry in the humanities and social sciences where the work of Michel Foucault is not taken seriously today. Foucault’s influence is perhaps most incisive where the humanities and social sciences come into contact with politics as an object, site, or field of inquiry. Foucault’s influence and importance may then be a function, at least in part, of the fact that in so many disciplines today politics and politicization are crucial domains for the work of critical thought. Consider, in this light, the following quick list of Foucauldian neologisms that are pervasive in almost every field of study that purports…

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