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Between Genealogy And Epistemology

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Author: Todd May
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271038902
Size: 44.94 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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Book Description: Michel Foucault introduced a new form of political thinking and discourse. Rather than seeking to understand the grand unities of state, economy, or exploitation, he tried to discover the micropolitical workings of everyday life that have often founded the greater unities. He was particularly concerned with how we understand ourselves psychologically, and thus with how psychological knowledge developed and came to be accepted as true. In the course of his writings, he developed a genealogy of psychology, an account of psychology as a historically developed practice of power. The problem such an account raises for much of traditional philosophy is that Foucault's critique of psychological concepts is ultimately a critique of the idea of the mind as a politically neutral ontological concept. As such, it renders politically suspect all forms of subjective foundationalism, and the epistemological justification for Foucault's own writings is then called into question. Drawing on the writings of such Anglo-American philosophers as Wilfrid Sellars and Ludwig Wittgenstein, Todd May refutes the idea that Foucault's critiques of knowledge, and especially psychological knowledge, undermine themselves.


Philosophical Genealogy

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Author: Brian Lightbody
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433109560
Size: 55.72 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 203
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Book Description: Volume I, explored the three axes of the genealogical method: power, truth and the ethical. In addition, various ontological and epistemic problems pertaining to each of these axes were examined. In Volume II, these problems are now resolved. Volume II establishes what requisite ontological underpinnings are required in order to provide a successful, epistemic reconstruction of the genealogical method. Problems regarding the nature of the body, the relation between power and resistance as well as the justification of Nietzschean perspectivism, are now all clearly answered. It is shown that genealogy is a profound, fecund and, most importantly, coherent method of philosophical and historical investigation which may produce many new discoveries in the fields of ethics and moral inquiry provided it is correctly employed


Islam On Campus

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Author: Alison Scott-Baumann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198846789
Size: 70.80 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: This innovative study uses rich new evidence from the UK to explore university life and examine how ideas about Islam and Muslim identities are produced on campus.


Choice

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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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The Political Philosophy Of Poststructuralist Anarchism

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Author: Todd May
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271028890
Size: 65.21 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: The political writings of the French poststructuralists have eluded articulation in the broader framework of general political philosophy primarily because of the pervasive tendency to define politics along a single parameter: the balance between state power and individual rights in liberalism and the focus on economic justice as a goal in Marxism. What poststructuralists like Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Jean-Fran&çois Lyotard offer instead is a political philosophy that can be called tactical: it emphasizes that power emerges from many different sources and operates along many different registers. This approach has roots in traditional anarchist thought, which sees the social and political field as a network of intertwined practices with overlapping political effects. The poststructuralist approach, however, eschews two questionable assumptions of anarchism, that human beings have an (essentially benign) essence and that power is always repressive, never productive. After positioning poststructuralist political thought against the background of Marxism and the traditional anarchism of Bakunin, Kropotkin, and Proudhon, Todd May shows what a tactical political philosophy like anarchism looks like shorn of its humanist commitments&—namely, a poststructuralist anarchism. The book concludes with a defense, contra Habermas and Critical Theory, of poststructuralist political thought as having a metaethical structure allowing for positive ethical commitments.


Our Practices Our Selves Or What It Means To Be Human

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Author: Todd May
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271020860
Size: 51.33 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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Book Description: This enjoyable book, written in an engaging, colloquial voice, is that rare kind of introduction to philosophy that both (1) shows that philosophy is a distinctive form of lively conceptual activity rather than an inert body of dusty doctrines and (2) makes a contribution to the field it introduces by showing the importance of our multifarious human practices to questions of selfhood and identity. The fundamental thesis of the book--that practices are constitutive of the self in a deep way that has not been sufficiently recognized--is explored through wide-ranging examples, including global-technological capitalism, religious authority and the creationism debate, multiculturalism, psychoanalytical explanation, jazz, baseball, political activism, cooking, and many others. These diverse strands, although they obviously come from far and wide, are convincingly woven into a coherent and illuminating large-scale pattern.This book shows the student, the general reader, or anyone interested in what philosophy--itself a practice--how hard, clear thinking promotes human understanding and how helpful analytical thought can be to numerous hotly debated issues. Readers are given the conceptual tools and philosophical equipment they need as the book progresses, and they will know that they are in the hands of an excellent, confidence-inspiring teacher of the subject. -Garry L. Hagberg, Bard College


Dangerous Encounters

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Author: Maria Tamboukou
Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
ISBN:
Size: 74.17 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 219
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Book Description: Dangerous Encounters: Genealogy and Ethnography explores the methodological and theoretical relationships between the epistemology and practices of ethnographic research and the epistemology and practices of Michel Foucault's genealogical method. Using examples from a number of disciplines, researchers who have attempted the demanding interface between ethnography and genealogy discuss their methods and ontological assumptions and rehearse their doubts and problems. This collection provides a grounded and useful introduction for those who would follow this dangerous research path.


Broken Dreams

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Author: T. Carlos Jacques
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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Size: 11.70 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 209
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Book Description: Staying strictly within the bounds of epistemology, Portuguese philosopher Jacques critically analyzes the conditions that must be satisfied to construct a rational account of belief justification. He considers modern classical epistemology in the form of foundationalism and coherentism, more recent efforts to naturalize the field, and the works of Bruno Latour and Michel Foucault. Some of the material is reworked from his earlier grappling with the question. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Proceedings

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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 1318
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