The Political philosophy of Michel Foucault

Mark Kelly*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This book is the first to systematically reconstruct Michel Foucault's political and philosophical thought across his career. It argues, in the areas of epistemology, power, subjectivity, resistance, politics, and ethics, that Foucault's work represents the articulation of a consistent and progressive philosophical and political viewpoint. The work is thus an important intervention into the field of Foucault studies, where many continue to claim that Foucault's work is contradictory, nonsensical, or nihilistic.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages185
ISBN (Electronic)9780203883747
ISBN (Print)9780415991919
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in social and political thought


  • Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984--Political and social views
  • Political science--Philosophy


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