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By Chris Horrocks

Whilst the thinker Michel Foucault died in 1984, his paintings was once defined as "the most vital occasion of concept in our century". this article places his paintings in its philosophical and political context, and explores his undertaking to show the hyperlinks among wisdom and tool in human society. Foucault overturned many assumptions approximately insanity, sexuality and criminal activity, and highlighted the brutal social practices of confinement, confession, and self-discipline. The publication describes his method of those difficulties via psychiatry and scientific drugs, and exhibits how his political opinions ended in clash with police at the streets of Paris. Foucault's unorthodox way of life can be in comparison with the elements of delight and hope which he promoted in his writing.

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Foucault was on the list of applicants. He had to submit what constitutes a science when one wants to analyze it not in transcendental terms but in terms of to to determine how knowledge history, recorded the phenomena that until then were external to it. He was successful and formally became professor of the 'history of systems of though1' at the College in April 1970. His inaugural lecture in December spelt a change in direction. 'The Discourse on Language" outlined his new thoughts... New Term: Genealogy Genealogy describes Foucault's attempt to reveal discourse at the moment it appears in history as a system of constraint.

_judgement in truth. " Carceral society was born. The object of the 18th-century reforms was not to punish less but to punish or correct better everywhere! The new economy and technology together generated what Foucault calls a semlo-technique based on six rules. And the prison system arrives, part of a disciplinary society! Punishment followed new rules and resulted in detention, work (morally worthy activity, but also a source of cheap labour) and a regime of cleaning and praying. This was moral reform.

Both exemplified the birth of the modern and a break with conventions of representation. In Manet's work, the painted surface does not mask its materiality. It draws attention to its "paintedness". Le Bar des FoIies-Bergere is one example. Psychologist Georges Lapassade (b. 1924) disrupted a lecture that Foucault was giving. He was sent back to France, but claimed that Foucault wasn't brave enough to come to his own defence. In 1975 they met by chance. Foucault gave him a slapping because of a ridiculous Foucault-like character that he'd put in a novel!

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