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Ce que pense l’Historien Henri Guillemin des structuralistes (Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan)

Video lecture

No dates or other information on this entertaining presentation, but probably from the late 1960s. See here for a collection of other televised videos lectures by Henri Guillemin

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NOV 18, 2014 | 7PM
Albertine Books
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075

Further info
Livestream link

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of Michel Foucault, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Collège International de Philosophie present Minds in Migration: a series of lively debates on contemporary issues.

Non-fiction books, recently translated from French, will serve as a starting point to explore crucial issues such as conflicts and reconciliations, untranslatables, whistleblowing and self-censorship, environmental threats, capitalism and dialogue between religions. Philosophers, novelists, artists, social and political scientists, translators, journalists and movie directors alike will join the conversation and shed light on questions raised by these works.

The debates should not only prove to be great food-for-thought, but hopefully also efficient tools of empowerment.

A discussion about Michel Foucault’s The Courage of Truth (transl. Graham Burchell, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

In his last course at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault investigated the function of ‘truth telling’ in politics. In view of sobering revelations such as the Snowden affair, panelists will delve into the subject of self-restraint as contrasted with the risks taken by whistleblowers.

With DIDIER FASSIN (Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) ANN STOLER (Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies, New School for Social Research) DIOGO SARDINHA (Chair, Collège International de Philosophie)

Moderated by ERIC BANKS (Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities)

In partnership with the Institute for Public Knowledge and the New York Institute for the Humanities.



Eric Banks is a writer and editor based in New York. A former senior editor of Artforum, Banks relaunched Bookforum in 2003 and was editor in chief until 2008. Banks’s writing has appeared in Bookforum, the New York Times Book Review, the Financial Times, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, Aperture… From 2011 to 2013, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. He is a two-term member of the NBCC board of directors and chair of its award committees on Biography and Criticism. He is researching a book about the life and afterlife of Renaissance writer, doctor, and savant François Rabelais.

Didier Fassin is an anthropologist and a sociologist who has conducted fieldwork in Senegal, Ecuador, South Africa, and France. Trained as a physician in internal medicine and public health, he dedicated his early research to medical anthropology. More recently, he has developed the field of critical moral anthropology. He is currently conducting an ethnography of the state, through a study of police, justice, and prison, and analyzes the possible contribution of the social sciences to a public debate regarding security, punishment, and inequality. His recent books include The Empire of Trauma: An Inquiry Into the Condition of Victimhood (2009), Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present (2011), Enforcing Order: An Ethnography of Urban Policing (2013).

Diogo Sardinha is the Chair of the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris, where he also heads the research program “Violence and Politics” (2010-2016). He studied philosophy in Lisbon and at Paris-Nanterre University before continuing his research in São Paulo and Berlin. He has published L’Emancipation de Kant à Deleuze (Hermann, 2013) and Ordre et Temps dans la Philosophie de Foucault (L’Harmattan, 2011). In 2013, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University.

Ann  Stoler is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at the The New School for Social Research in New York. She holds a PHD in anthropology from Columbia University and is known for her writings about the treatment of race in the works of French philosopher Michel Foucault. Stoler has worked on issues of colonial governance, racial epistemologies, and the sexual politics of empire, and is the Founding Director of the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) at the New School for Social Research


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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:

Video of my ‘Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth‘ lecture and the discussion following it, at Nottingham Contemporary gallery last night. The introduction is by Emma Moore, the discussion is with Colin Wright, Sophie Fuggle and Alex Vasudevan.

This was a really useful experience for me – it provided a non-negotiable deadline for me to work out what I wanted to say about this 1981 lecture course; but also provided a chance to talk about, and to some extent reinvigorate my enthusiasm for, the project as a whole. The first fifteen minutes or so are probably the best overview of the Foucault’s Last Decade book project I’ve yet delivered; and much of the discussion following the lecture is about the book as a whole, rather than just this lecture course.

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David Webb – From Mathematics to Ethics in the Work of Michel Foucault

Recording available on the Backdoor Broadcasting Company site

Event Date: 2 October 2014
Room JG5002,
John Galsworthy Building,
Penrhyn Road Campus, Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University  presents:

Professor David Webb (Staffordshire University) – From Mathematics to Ethics in the Work of Michel Foucault

Introduction by Professor Peter Osborne (Kingston):

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The Groningen Lectures on Modes of Reasoning – The Courage of Truth -Part I
Opening Lecture by Prof. Michael Dillon, 25 Sept. 2013

The Groningen Lectures on Modes of Reasoning are a space for world leading intellectuals to reflect on historical and contemporary modes of reasoning order and power. Speakers are invited to address the topic from their own area of expertise and to engage with questions from a selected audience. Lectures are held annually. A programme can be found here

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Hear Michel Foucault’s Lecture “The Culture of the Self,” Presented in English at UC Berkeley (1983), Open Culture, August 6th, 2014

Michel Foucault’s time in the United States in the last years of his life, particularly his time as a lecturer at UC Berkeley, proved to be extraordinarily productive in the development of his theoretical understanding of what he saw as the central question facing the contemporary West: the question of the self. In his 1983 Berkeley lectures in English on “The Culture of the Self,” Foucault stated and restated the question in a variety of ways—“What are we in our actuality?,” “What are we today?”—and his investigations amount to “an alternative to the traditional philosophical questions: What is the world? What is man? What is truth? What is knowledge? How can we know something? And so on.” So write the editors of the posthumously published 1988 essay collection Technologies of the Self, titled after a lecture Foucault delivered at the University of Vermont in 1982.

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Michelle Murphy, The economization of life, parts 1 and 2 (2014)
Conversation recorded with Michelle Murphy in Toronto on June 21, 2014

Link to audio and further info

This conversation with Michelle Murphy is divided into two parts:

BIOPOLITICAL FEMINISM: The first part introduces Foucault’s concept of biopolitics and applies it to forms of economization of life particularly in relation to female bodies. Paraphrasing Foucault, Michelle affirms that governmental capitalism needs for “some must not to be born so that future others will live more consumptibly, productively in the logic of macro-economy .” She thus unfolds the political history of regulation and ‘marketing’ of reproduction and contraception that organizes such an economization of life at a scale of a population. Further, we discuss of Michelle’s concept, “The Girl” as the problematic current vessel of financial investment in the context of imperial humanitarianism.

CHEMICAL INFRASTRUCTURES: The second part considers the body as topological, blurring the limits between inside and outside and, following Peter Sloterdijk think of it as a “being-in-the-breathable.” Michelle has been working on the elaboration of the concept of “chemical infrastructures” to think of our era as the Anthropocene: a time when all atmospheres are fundamentally manufactured (deliberately or not) by human activity. Following Spinoza and his approach of the Genesis’s apple, we talk of our ignorance, as humans, of what ecologies really are, and how we can start thinking of them as ethical systems rather than moralistic ones.

Michelle Murphy is a Professor in the History Department and Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto, with graduate appointments in Science and Technology Studies at York University and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at U of T. She is an organizer of the Toronto Technoscience Salon. I am also coordinator of the Technoscience Research Unit. She is the author of Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience (Duke UP, 2012) and Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics, Technoscience, and Women Workers (Duke UP, 2006), as well as the co-editor of Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Exposure in Modern Environments, Osiris v. 19 (University of Chicago Press, 2004).

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