Biographical Paper Of Michel Foucault

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Biographical Paper of Michel Foucault. Michel Foucault

Kenya Coleman

Principles of Sociology Professor Preston September 12, 2016 French historian and philosopher Michel Foucault, was born in Poitiers, France October 15, 1926. He was the professor of the History of Systems of Thought and also was the founder of Groupe d’information sur les prisons He wrote “ Introduction” to Dream and Existence by Ludwig Binswanger who was a Heideggerian psychiatrist and wrote “Malasle mentale et personalite” which was a short book on mental illness. He supported structuralist and poststructuralist movements and also protested on behalf of homosexuals. Some of the things he studied and wrote books for was Discipline and Punishment, The History of Sexuality, Madness and Civilization, The Order of Things, The Archaeology, The Birth of The Clinic, The Birth of Biopolitics, Society Must Be Defended, Power/ Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, Security, Territory, Population,, Aesthetics Method and Epistemology, This is not a Pipe, Fearless Speech and so many more. He was an early victim of AIDS, which lead to his death in Paris on June 25, 1984, but his work still impacts us today and others after him including: Gilles Deleuze, Sigmund Freud, Martin Heidegger, Erving Goffman and Georges Canguilhem. One thing…
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