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By Perry Zurn

Shaped within the wake of could 1968, the Prisons details team (GIP) was once a thorough resistance circulation energetic in France within the early 1970's. Theorist Michel Foucault was once seriously concerned. This e-book collects interdisciplinary essays that discover the GIP's assets either for Foucault stories and for legal activism this day.

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59 It was as an activist that he was a philosopher and as a philosopher that he was an activist. IV Philosophy’s Prospects Henry David Thoreau might well have agreed with Foucault’s assessment and redefinition of philosophy as fundamentally a practice inseparable from how one lives one’s politically and historically specific life. “There are nowadays many professors of philosophy, but not many philosophers,” Thoreau observed in 1854. ”60 For Thoreau, as for Foucault, philosophizing speaks in the living, not in the diplomas on the wall or the words in the journals.

Philippe Artiè res (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013). “Intellectuals and Power,” ELCP, 207–208, emphasis added. org/accomplicesnot-allies-abolishing-the-ally-industrial-complex/. See Foucault’s remarks in “Le grand enfermement,” 1174. 6 (2009): 12–24; “Pompidou’s Two Deaths,” EEW2, 418–22. 2 (2003): 223n37. Foucault, “Pr é face,” 1063–1064. Foucault, “(Sur les prisons),” 1044. FGIP-I, 154. FGIP-I, 213. com/the-prisoners-demands-2/. 3 (Summer 2014): 579–611. See Sarah Wheaton, “Inmates in Georgia Prisons Use Contraband Phones to Coordinate Protest,” New York Times , December 12, 2010; Sarah Wheaton, “Prisoners Strike in Georgia,” New York Times , December 12, 2010.

Well, on condition that it maintains a certain relationship with politics which is defined by the sumboul ē (the advice). ”42 And this can entail putting oneself in jeopardy, for it is necessary to speak the truth even if the ruler, whether or not he wants to hear it and despite the fact that he could at any time exercise his power to the philosopher’s detriment. The philosopher takes the political action of speaking the truth even where the truth is not welcome and speaking it means risking one’s well-being.

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