Genealogy as Critique Foucault and the Problems of Modernity

ISBN-10: 025300621X
ISBN-13: 9780253006219
Edition: 2012
Authors: Colin Koopman
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Description: Viewing Foucault in the light of work by Continental and American philosophers, most notably Nietzsche, Habermas, Deleuze, Richard Rorty, Bernard Williams, and Ian Hacking, Genealogy as Critique shows that philosophical genealogy involves not only  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 2/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Viewing Foucault in the light of work by Continental and American philosophers, most notably Nietzsche, Habermas, Deleuze, Richard Rorty, Bernard Williams, and Ian Hacking, Genealogy as Critique shows that philosophical genealogy involves not only the critique of modernity but also its transformation. Colin Koopman engages genealogy as a philosophical tradition and a method for understanding the complex histories of our present social and cultural conditions. He explains how our understanding of Foucault can benefit from productive dialogue with philosophical allies to push Foucaultian genealogy a step further and elaborate a means of addressing our most intractable contemporary problems.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Genealogy Does
Critical Historiography: Politics, Philosophy & Problematization
Three Uses of Genealogy: Subversion, Vindication & Problematization
What Problematization Is: Contingency, Complexity & Critique
What Problematization Does: Aims, Sources & Implications
Foucault's Problematization of Modernity: The Reciprocal Incompatibility of Discipline and Liberation
Foucault's Reconstruction of Modern Moralities: An Ethics of Self-Transformation
Problematization plus Reconstruction: Genealogy, Pragmatism & Critical Theory
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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