Foucault can refer to:


  • Jean-Pierre Foucault (born 1947), French television host
  • Léon Foucault (1819–1868), French physicist
  • Michel Foucault (1926–1984), French philosopher and historian
  • Steve Foucault (born 1949), former Major League Baseball pitcher

In astronomy:

  • Foucault (crater), a small lunar impact crater named after the physicist
  • 5668 Foucault, an asteroid, also named after the physicist

Other articles related to "foucault":

... Ecogovernmentality, (or Eco-governmentality), is the application of Foucault’s concepts of biopower and governmentality to the analysis of the regulation of social interactions with the natural world ... The concept of Ecogovernmentality expands on Foucault’s genealogical examination of the state to include ecological rationalities and technologies of government (Malette, 2009) ... Following Michel Foucault, writing on ecogovernmentality focuses on how government agencies, in combination with producers of expert knowledge, construct “The Environment.” This construction is viewed ...
Mettray Penal Colony - References in Modern Literature
... than just a model prison for boys in the work of Michel Foucault ... In Discipline and Punish Foucault denotes the opening of Mettray prison as the most significant change in the modern status of prisons ... pity I left the colony so soon'" Mettray became the focal point for Foucault because of the various systems and expressions of power which it exhibited, something which became ...
Stripping Cane - Reception
... to hold this album so tightly is how Foucault paints a vivid vignette with simple turns of phrases, especially on the lovely toe-tapping "The Bluest Blade," a song that can't truly be ... Because Foucault believes "what's beautiful is broken," "Stripping Cane" is relentlessly downbeat and almost relentlessly down tempo." Writing for No Depression, music critic ... Foucault is a bright young star on the Americana scene." ...
Limit-experience - Foucault
... For Foucault, "the idea of a limit-experience that wrenches the subject from itself is what was important to me in my reading of Nietzsche, Bataille, and Blanchot" ... How far Foucault's fascination with intense experiences provides a key to his entire body of work is however the subject of debate, with limit experiences arguably being absent from ...

Famous quotes containing the word foucault:

    The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the “outlaw,” the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.
    —Michel Foucault (1926–1984)

    The strategic adversary is fascism ... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.
    —Michel Foucault (1926–1984)

    Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.
    —Michel Foucault (1926–1984)