(Il faut défendre la sociétécours au Collège de France 1976) PDF NEW Ó Michel Foucault


Book is that i get a visual picture of the man in front of an audience by reading this book It s like a of the man in front of an audience by reading this book It s like a for the mind In the things I am presently concerned with the moment when that which does not xist is inscribed in reality and when that which does not xist comes under a legitimate regime of the true and false marks the birth of this dissymmetrical bipolarity of politics and the conomy Politics and the Cause Of Fear economy are not things thatxist or Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows errors or ideologies They are things that do notxist and yet which are inscribed in reality and fall under a regime of truth dividing the truth and the falseIt is uaint growing old I celebrated my birthday today by coming home and noshing on a wonderful Indian meal with my wife I retired then to complete this volume and was rather shaken with thought If this volume is any indication then the Foucault Lectures series provides a rich trove of The Game of Love erudition and theory and is one which I will mine again and again The work beginsxploring the distinction between Institution and Acuisition as regards to Sovereignty lord knows I worried about my deficits per Hobbes and Machiavelli It is Foucault s notion of war as politics by other means that strings the text along the discussion leads to his notion of race which for Foucault is a Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition ethnic chauvinism than the American or modern binary opposition These views at history are simply astonishing The idea of a dovetail into the nascent biopolitical creates annticing field of possibility This is the way to read Foucault I want to read ALL of the lectures So readable so clear Nothing at all like his published books and ven interesting than his interviews which are usually pretty great This book is somewhere between listening to Foucault think out loud and having him relate a very consistent and constrained argument As usual for him this is about power and knowledgeThis book opens with a bit about how power is projected through discipline in fact in the beginning there s a lovely and concise summary of the rough tenants of Discipline and Punish And immediately is followed by describing Foucault s methodology and what historical information he looks at and why his methodology is constructed it as it is If that sounds confusing trust me when I say that it isn t and that he writes clearly about what he s interested in and whyAlso in the beginning he defends his bookish nature by describing how and why he digs up two different types of lost knowledge a specific practical knowledge and guides and b local direct histories So for xample if looking at the rise of prisons a would be architectural models inspired by the panopticon guides for running the prison tc and b would be transcripts from the prisoners and maybe ven the guardsBut these lectures are primarily about how a new type of history is created A new type of history that ventually turns into the idea of class struggle Foucualt traces this history back in these lectures foucault speaks of history power war race one of the few outright discussions of this from him i ve come to understand sovereignty biopolitics and their relations this is done with an impressive clarity although in the mid to late lectures i was at a loss in trying to follow the minutiae of uropean history in which most of his research on these matters germinate recommended Eyes especially if one wants to understand his influence on postcolonial scholarship he is awfully potent at moments when discussing the counterhistories thatmerge when blood is dried in the codes of jurisprudence the uote that led me to read these lectures the role of history will then be to show that laws deceive the kings wear masks that power creates illusions and that historians tell lies this will not then be a history of continuity but a history of the deciphering the detection of the secret of the outwitting of the ruse and of the reappropriation of a knowledge that has been distorted or buried it will decipher a truth that has been sealed 72 Foucault is always hard to get into but once you ventually get a grip of the assumptions and definitions he comes in with the ideas he presents and the stories he describes are mindblowing I borrowed this from the local library and read it over a couple of months but have now ordered my own copy There is a loose agenda in this series of lectures but it s not always very precisely defined coherent or ntirely thoroughly backed up But what Foucault does well as in Discipline and Punish is use history to shed light on certain movements today Perhaps this is how history should have been taught at schoolIn these lectures Foucault addresses the link between war and politics is Sinner's Heart either anxtension of the other but through different means In asking the uestion he delves into the history of power struggles in France England and Europe over the last 800 years or so and traces the use of stories and knowledge through this time to show how the balance of power has changedIn short a fascinating read and one that asks many Uestions Than It Does Provide than it does provide specially as the lectures are now 35 years old and working out how they apply to modern politics and technology is a challenge in itself I wanted my own copy to delve into these uestions as I d probably rack up dozens of fines if I had to keep getting this out of the library. Ty and its relation to war War was now seen as the permanent basis of all institutions of power a hidden presence within society that could be deciphered by an historical analysis Tracing this development Foucault outlines a genealogy of powerknowledge that was to become a primary concern in his final years.

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Tended the lectures some recorded them for posterityThe lectures cover a lot of ground so I ll pick out a for posterityThe lectures cover a lot of ground so I ll pick out a things that specially interested me Firstly I liked the notion of the Enlightenment not as a flowering of new knowledge so much as systematisation of scattered and heterogeneous knowledge into a structure of academic disciplines Foucault is very fond of the idea of discipline and applies it freuently I was specially struck by the image of the model industrial town subject of my undergraduate dissertation using the built nvironment as a disciplinary mechanism Foucault s description of the nature of power was also new to me and I really liked it According to the Situating the Lectures afterword he never settled on one single definition of power revising his understanding constantly during his researches Within these lectures however he seems to be using A Vineyard Christmas energy as an allegory for power Power is described as something that circulates part of a chain see also Power is something that passes through individuals It is not applied to them I find this formulation subtle andffective than others I ve come across which tend to treat power as a sort of blunt instrument applied by one group to another A third Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose element that appealed was the discussion of how death has gone from being a public ritualisedvent to a private hidden taboo Foucault suggests that this is because death used to be a transition from one sovereign power to another from a monarch to god This is no longer the case since sovereign power in the living world has shifted from allowing life and granting death to granting life through public health interventions and allowing death This is a very intriguing point uite a bit of the book focuses on the nature of history and how it has been told This is interesting but less viscerally fascinating to me The history of racism and how states use it is however very striking Foucault nds his lectures with the uestion of how socialism can avoid becoming racist as he admits socialist regimes have all been to a greater or lesser xtent His formulation of racism as the mphasis on a lesser class that compete with a greater one for resources is still powerful today Strong choes of this can be discerned in today s UK government rhetoric about benefit scroungers vs strivers Such rhetoric implies that the former are damaging to the latter and must be Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) eradicated for society to thrive This is a horrible and divisive narrative Foucault suggests that racism persists in this way because political regimes fail to revaluate the state mechanisms such as public health and welfare that began in the Math Basics 6 eighteenth century As these mechanisms began on a racist basis they cannot leave it behind The final brief point of Foucault s that will stick with me is the idea of Homo Economicus the absolutely rational perfectly informed and self interested myth figure as savage As Foucault points out such anntirely self interested figure is antithetical to society and recalls instead Hobbes model of humans pre society Although as a noun the term savage has been consistently used in a racist manner in the form of an adjective it s interesting to apply to the free market Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, economic understanding of human behaviour Indeed it occurred to me whilst reading this that Homo Economicus isssentially a psychopath The characteristics of psychopathy overlap uite neatly with the assumptions of Homo Economicus for The First Ghost example stress immunity risk neutrality Machiavelliangocentricity personal utility maximisation blame xternalization lack of consideration of social costs and spillover ffects rebellious nonconformity total independence from others decisions and utility functions I got these specific characteristics from the wikipedia article on psychopathy What does this say about Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential economics as a discipline I wonder To sum up Society Must Be Defended is an ideal travel companion together with a pair of noise blocking headphones in case of loud children on the train I found it very thought provoking and anxcellent introduction to Foucault I m definitely planning to read of his work A lot to grapple with here and I will do so below for my memory in writing a dissertation than anything lse so be warnedI love that this book starts out with Foucault s critiue of Marx there must be out there I haven t found in terms of that critiue but this really helped me think through A decent place to make a run at Foucault this one is by far his most accessibleBasic object of the lecture series is his inversion of Clausewitz ie the thesis that politics is the continuation of warfare by other means I suppose the uestion would accordingly be whether warfare or techniue derived from warfare is the basic ngine of history or at least the presentation or reactivation of historyThere is very little discussion of military doctrine or military history significant by far is how the concept of race war as distinguished from racism or racist war is a grid of intelligibility for historical knowledge particularly how historical knowledge is produced and deployed in political s A series of lectures that Foucault gave at the College de France which ironically Humanism enough I am right by that location Beautiful spot I might add Here hexamines power through a historical perspective One of the reasons why I like this. E lectures do not reduplicate his published books although they do have themes in common The lectures show Foucault ranging freely and conversationally over the implications of his researchIn Society Must Be Defended Foucault deals with the Smokin' Hot emergence in thearly 17th century of a new understanding of socie. ,
Il faut défendre la sociétécours au Collège de France 1976