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- Foucault, Jean Bernard Léon 1819-1868. French physicist who estimated the speed of light and determined that it travels more slowly in water than in air (1850). He also employed a pendulum to prove the rotation of the earth (1851) and invented the gyroscope (1852).
- Foucault, Michel 1926-1984. French philosopher and historian who explored the role played by power in shaping knowledge. His works include Madness and Civilization (1961) and the multi-volume History of Sexuality (1976-1986).
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- proper n. Michel Foucault
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- n. French physicist who determined the speed of light and showed that it travels slower in water than in air; invented the Foucault pendulum and the gyroscope (1819-1868)
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Foucault is far closer to Yglesias in terms of political belief then either of them is to Chavez.
Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences, and the prison system, as well as for his work on the history of human sexuality.
In the same rags-to-riches vein out in the WHL, Kris Foucault is kind of an interesting story.
Kootenay traded his rights to Calgary (Foucault is from Calgary) and he immediately reported to the Hitmen.
Secondly, your idea that such people swill wine at cocktail parties while listening to U2 and discussing Foucault is such an absurd caricature, an amalgamation of strawmen, that it makes you seem ridiculous and detracts from your critique of modernity and our culture. mim says:
Re: Secondly, your idea that such people swill wine at cocktail parties while listening to U2 and discussing Foucault is such an absurd caricature, an amalgamation of strawmen, that it makes you seem ridiculous and detracts from your critique of modernity and our culture.
What the taxonomy or form of classification reveals, says Foucault, is that there would appear to be, then, at the other extremity of the earth we inhabit, a culture ... that does not distribute the multiplicity of existing things into any of the categories that make it possible for us to name, speak and think. ''
Foucault is by no means the only "structuralist" against whom Bourdieu positions his sociology of culture, he is, I would argue, the most important figure, for, as I discuss below, Foucault's theory of culture is in many ways in line with that of Bourdieu.
Ages Schelling gives geology an "archeological" role (in Foucault's sense) in the science of nature, even at the cost of disturbing a
I am saying that Foucault is of the opinion that histories cannot be perceived as causal relationships, because historical currents are comprised of many different things whose coming together or not coming together is, to some extent, contingent.