The Cambridge companion to Foucault /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Gutting, Gary.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: [Cambridge, England] ; [New York] : Cambridge Uiversity Press, 1994.
Online Access: Online version
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Review by Choice Review

Eleven years after the first edition, Gutting's revised collection updates some of the essays, adds five new pieces, and reprints four others, while omitting four pieces from the earlier edition (including a pseudonymous piece by Foucault, now published elsewhere). Original or revised essays by Thomas Flynn, Georges Canguilhem, Joseph Rouse, Arnold Davidson, James Bernauer and Michael Mahon, and Gutting himself address Foucault's major works individually and his oeuvre as a whole. New essays on Foucault's relation to Kant by Beatrice Han, to Nietzsche and Heidegger by Hans Sluga, to French and German phenomenology by Todd May, to Freud and psychoanalysis by Joel Whitebook, and to literary modernism by Gerald Bruns, as well as David Ingram's and Jana Sawicki's revised essays taking account of new developments in Foucault's relationships with Habermas and feminism respectively, make the volume timely and important. It is unfortunate that none of the new essays deal in any significant way with any of the six recently published volumes of Foucault's lectures at the College de France, but an addendum does update the bibliography substantially. Though not an introductory text, the volume presents a solid, significant appraisal of Foucault's work by an impressive collection of scholars. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All academic libraries serving advanced undergraduates through faculty/researchers. A. D. Schrift Grinnell College

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