Could M. Foucault be, after all, a right-wing philosopher? Strange as it may seem, this once carefully whispered suspicion is currently voiced aloud. Is there anything in the philosophy of M. Foucault that gives this statement any kind of a solid base? What I propose here is an analysis of the political inflexion of M. Foucault, from the extreme to the moderate left, anchored in his return to Kant. My argument presents three main reasons: the letting go of the idea of revolution, the definition of criticism as a partner of government, and the proposal for a critical morality.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|