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
|Introduction: the death of Man||p. 1|
|Beyond metaphysics and fragmentation||p. 16|
|Foucault and dialogue||p. 36|
|Ethics, critique and enlightenment||p. 57|
|Dialogue and the postmodern||p. 79|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
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