Michel Foucault: The Late Lectures
Columbia Maison Française
November 7, 2014, a panel discussion with Seyla Benhabib, François Ewald, Bernard E. Harcourt, George Kateb, and Emmanuelle Saada.
In his late Collège de France lectures, Michel Foucault opened up new paths for research, what he so often referred to as “des pistes de recherche,” many of which have only come to light now as a result of the recent publication of the lectures. Ranging from the concept of security to the notion of truth-telling, to the relationship between veridiction and juridiction, to the arts of governing, the hermeneutics of the self, and the notion of “voluntary inservitude,” the late lectures represent a font of new material to allow us to think with Foucault. At the same time, they offer a new lens through which to reread the earlier published works, from the History of Madness, though Discipline and Punish, to the History of Sexuality.
This colloquium will discuss a number of the ideas and concepts that were born and sketched out in the lectures, but that remain today still to be explored.
– Seyla Benhabib is Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science & Philosophy at Yale University
– François Ewald is Professor Emeritusat the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
– Bernard E. Harcourt is Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, and Director of Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University
– George Kateb is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Emeritus at Princeton University
– Emmanuelle Saada is Associate Professor of French and History at Columbia University (moderator)
Event co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, Center for Contemporary Critical Thought and Heyman Center for the Humanities.
00:00 – Introduction by Emmanuelle Saada
02:04 – Seyla Benhabib
23:20 – George Kateb
40:25 – François Ewald
1:06:35 – Bernard Harcourt
1:24:00 – Q&A
We apologize for some interruptions due to technical problems.