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Oublier Foucault 3 editions

Cover of: Oublier Foucault | Jean Baudrillard, Sylvere Lotringer
About the Book

Characterizing it as a "mythic discourse," Jean Baudrillard proceeds, in this brilliant essay, to dismantle the powerful, seductive figure of Michel Foucault.

In 1976, Jean Baudrillard sent this essay to the French magazine Critique, where Michel Foucault was an editor. Foucault was asked to reply, but remained silent. Forget Foucault (1977) made Baudrillard instantly infamous in France. It was a devastating revisitation of Foucault's recent History of Sexuality—and of his entire oeuvre—and also an attack on those philosophers, like Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, who believed that desire could be revolutionary. In Baudrillard's eyes, desire and power were interchangeable, so desire had no place in Foucault's work. There is no better introduction to Baudrillard's polemical approach to culture than these pages, in which Baudrillard dares Foucault to meet the challenge of his own thought.

3 editions First published in 1987

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Cover of: Forget Foucault
Forget Foucault
May 11, 2007, Semiotext(e), Distributed by the MIT Press
Paperback in English - [New ed.]
Cover of: Forget Foucault
Forget Foucault
1987, Semiotext(e)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Forget Foucault
Forget Foucault: an interview with Sylvere Lotringer.
1987, Semiotext(e)
Paperback in English

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