Foucault's Concept of Power

12 April 2017

Few concepts are more crucial to understanding our world today than power. This Aeon article by Colin Koopman explains the influential and insightful account of power offered by French philosopher Michel Foucault.

What are the mechanisms by which power operates? How much can the workings of power shed light on the concepts and labels applicable to everyday life? Foucault uses the provocative examples of prisons and sexuality as case studies in the machinations of power. 

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