Foucault on Power and Punishment - Partially Examined Life

Jan 11, 2012, 08:10 PM, Poitiers, PCh, France

Discussing Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (1975), parts 1, 2 and section 3 of part 3.

Are we really free? Kings no longer exert absolute and arbitrary power over us, but Foucault’s picture of the evolution from torture and public executions to rehabilitative, medical-style incarceration is not so much a triumph of liberty but a shift to more subtle but more pervasive exertions of power.

Featuring guest participant Katie McIntyre, doctoral candidate at Columbia. #Philosophy #Foucault #Power #Discipline #Punish

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