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Foucault and Social Dialogue : Beyond Fragmentation - Chris Falzon

Foucault and Social Dialogue

Beyond Fragmentation

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Published: 2nd April 1998
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Given his heralding of the "death of Man" or the "death of the subject," Michel Foucault's work is thought by many to be too fragmentary and anti-foundationalist to be much use for building any sort of ethical or political theory. Chris Falzon challenges this position, arguing that the proper alternative to foundationalism is not fragmentation but dialogue and that concept can be found in Foucault's work.
Such a reading of Foucault allows us to see the ethical and political position implicit his work, and how his work contributes to the larger debate concerning the death of Man. This book also presents a rethinking of the debates between Habermas and Foucault and shows how Foucault's work can be used to effectively challenge Habermas' position. "Foucault and Social Dialogue" provides a compelling reinterpretation of Foucault's legacy.

"A major achievement. It is unusually clear and its arguments are expressed subtly and cogently. The picture of Foucault that emerges is a compelling one ." -David Hoy, University of California, Santa Cruz

Acknowledgements
Introduction: the death of Manp. 1
Beyond metaphysics and fragmentationp. 16
Foucault and dialoguep. 36
Ethics, critique and enlightenmentp. 57
Dialogue and the postmodernp. 79
Notesp. 100
Bibliographyp. 104
Indexp. 112
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ISBN: 9780415170444
ISBN-10: 0415170443
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 114
Published: 2nd April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.15  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1