Me on Foucault and 2 Types of Neoliberalism in a Turkish Journal

‘Foucault on Two Types of Neoliberalism: ORDO Liberalism and Anarcholiberalism, along with European Historical Roots’ (in English) in Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, latest issue. See linked pdf, my article starts page 187. It represents early work for a project on Foucault and liberty (also nodding towards work on philosophy of Europe). Abstract Michel […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. XIV 1972 Final Post

(Commentary on Theories et institutions pénale. Cours au Collège de France, 1971-1972. Paris: Seuil/Gallimard, 2015) 8th March, 1972 Foucault finishes the lecture series with some very general thoughts about the relations between the late Medieval development of the judicial state and the development of power-knowledge, a phrase which is the one most associated with Foucault. In […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. XIII 1972

(Commentary on Theories et institutions pénale. Cours au Collège de France, 1971-1972. Paris: Seuil/Gallimard, 2015) 1st March, 1972 Centralised royal power was the only way to face the popular movements of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The centralisation comprised: a professional army, state taxation/revenue, royal justice which controlled the tax/revenue system and was part of it. […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. XII 1972

(Commentary on Theories et institutions pénale. Cours au Collège de France, 1971-1972. Paris: Seuil/Gallimard, 2015) 23rd February, 1972 Institutions of Peace First function Private wars are forbidden They are forbidden by a collective or singular authority This authority imposes what can be placed before a judicial body, that is private war or what provokes private war […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. XI 1972

(Commentary on Theories et institutions pénale. Cours au Collège de France, 1971-1972. Paris: Seuil/Gallimard, 2015) 16th February, 1972 Another embarrassingly large gap between posts. I really am hoping to get the rest of these lectures done very soon and then that the summer will be a good time to build up a good blogging rhythm.   […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. X 1972

(Commentary on Theories et institutions pénale. Cours au Collège de France, 1971-1972. Paris: Seuil/Gallimard, 2015) 9th February, 1972 The lecture continues theme of medieval law growing out of German law and coming into tension with it and looks towards modern law, alluding to the kind of analysis Foucault used in Discipline and Punish. Again Montesquieu’s The […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. X 1972

2nd February, 1972 One of various Foucault texts on Medieval law, which would benefit from comparison with Montesquieu on the spirit of the laws.  The new repressive system (established in response to uprisings in seventeenth century Normandy) had the following features It protected private property though it was involved in the appropriation of property It […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. IX 1972

(Commentary on Theories et institutions pénale. Cours au Collège de France, 1971-1972. Paris: Seuil/Gallimard, 2015) I’m picking up on this after an unintended break since November last year. I should now be able to keep going at a regular pace (at least on post a week) until I reach the end. 26th January 1972 Foucault refers […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. VIII 1972

(Commentary on Theories et institutions pénale. Cours au Collège de France, 1971-1972. Paris: Seuil/Gallimard, 2015) 19th January 1972 Foucault continues his discussion of 17th century rebellion in Normandy in the era of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu, now moving on from the events to the aftermath. Philippe Séguier, the Chancellor, working under Richelieu, was the royal […]

Blogging Foucault’s most recently published lectures, Théories et institutions pénales. VII 1972

(Commentary on Theories et institutions pénale. Cours au Collège de France, 1971-1972. Paris: Seuil/Gallimard, 2015) At last I’ve managed to pick up this series of posts again. I hope to get the rest of this out without much interruption, but I can’t guarantee it. 12th January 1972 Foucault continues with a detailed discussion of the reaction […]