Presented by the Foucault Society
and Stony Brook University Department of Philosophy
NEW dates: February 21-22, 2014.
More information coming soon.
Stony Brook Manhattan
387 Park Avenue South
New York, NY
Keynote: Todd May, Clemson University: “Michel Foucault’s Will to Know”
Guest Speaker: Eduardo Mendieta, Stony Brook University
In celebration of the publication of Michel Foucault’s Lectures on the Will to Know: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1970-1971 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), we invite participants to a conference in New York City.
As the first of Foucault’s annual courses, Lectures on the Will to Know set an agenda for his intellectual journey of the 1970s and 1980s. Its publication in English translation opens up new directions for research into power, knowledge and the “formation of discourses.”
Papers are invited which analyze Lectures on the Will to Know – its sources, themes and intellectual, historical or political contexts. What are the multiple ways that “truth” and “origins” are developed in Foucault’s work? How do philosophy and history intersect in this text? What is “will” in a Foucaultian context and how can we think of “the will to know” without reinstalling sovereign subjectivity? How do Foucault’s encounters here with Aristotle, the Sophists, Nietzsche, Deleuze – indeed, with the possibility of an origin of Western knowledge — complicate our understanding of his genealogical approach?
The Lecture Courses: “The Will to Know” and “The Order of Discourse” ▪ Issues of Translation and transcription ▪ Continuities and disjunctions among the Lecture Courses ▪ Thematic connections to Foucault’s earlier or later works
Intellectual History: Foucault and Deleuze ▪ Foucault and Nietzsche ▪ Foucault on Aristotle and the Sophists ▪ Foucault and Eastern Knowledge
Forms of Knowledge: Connaissance, Savoir and Truth ▪ Judgment ▪ Justice ▪ Measurement (Being) ▪ Repetition and Becoming ▪ The Event
Truth and the City-State: Law ▪ Money ▪ Sovereignty ▪ Political Economy ▪ Purity/Impurity ▪ Criminality
Please send 500 word proposals to: email@example.com
Deadline: September 10, 2013.
UPDATE — Extended Deadline: Proposals may be submitted through Monday, Sept 16.
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