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    The Concept in Life and the Life of the Concept: Canguilhem’s Final Reckoning with Bergson
    Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy 24 (2): 154-175. 2016.
    Foucault famously divided the history of twentieth-century French philosophy between a “philosophy of experience” and a “philosophy of the concept,” placing Bergson in the former camp and his teacher Canguilhem in the latter. This division has shaped the Anglophone reception of Canguilhem as primarily a historian and philosopher of biology. Canguilhem, however, was also a philosopher of life and a careful reader of Bergson. The recently-begun publication of Canguilhem’s Œuvres complètes has reve…Read more
  •  8
    Foucault’s contribution to the critical theorization of race and racism has been much debated. Most commentators, however, have focused on his most direct remarks on the topic, which are found in the first volume of the History of Sexuality and in the lecture course “Society Must Be Defended.” This paper argues that those remarks should be reread in light of certain moves Foucault makes in earlier lecture courses, especially The Punitive Society and Psychiatric Power. Although the earlier course…Read more
  •  7
    Power, labour power and productive force in Foucault’s reading of Capital
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 45 (3): 307-333. 2018.
    This article uses Foucault’s lecture courses to illuminate his reading of Marx’s Capital in Discipline and Punish. Foucault finds in Marx’s account of cooperation a precedent for his own approach to power. In turn, Foucault helps us rethink the concepts of productive force and labour power in Marx. Foucault is shown to be particularly interested in one of Marx’s major themes in Capital, parts III–IV: the subsumption of labour under capital. In Discipline and Punish and The Punitive Society, Fouc…Read more
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    There Can’t Be Societies without Uprisings
    with Farés Sassine and Michel Foucault
    Foucault Studies 324-350. forthcoming.
  •  3
    Foucault's concept of illegalism
    European Journal of Philosophy. forthcoming.
    European Journal of Philosophy, EarlyView.
  •  3
    There Can’t Be Societies without Uprisings
    with Farés Sassine and Michel Foucault
    Foucault Studies 25 324. 2018.
  • Foucault’s contribution to the critical theorization of race and racism has been much debated. Most commentators, however, have focused on his most direct remarks on the topic, which are found in the first volume of the History of Sexuality and in the lecture course “Society Must Be Defended.” This paper argues that those remarks should be reread in light of certain moves Foucault makes in earlier lecture courses, especially The Punitive Society and Psychiatric Power. Although the earlier course…Read more