Sunday, November 27, 2005

Autonomy, Religion, and Revolt in Foucault

Corey McCall ammends rather than rewrites our view of Michel Foucault's outlook and message:

Although it is true that for much of Foucault’s writing life he wrote under the sign of Nietzsche’s anti-Enlightenment destroyer of idols, another figure emerges from the shadows late in Foucault’s work. Kant’s influence becomes evident in late texts such as Foucault’s “What is Enlightenment?,” in which Foucault seeks to rehearse the question that Kant elaborates in his famous essay of 1784...


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