Historical Who is Who

FOUCAULT, Michel

1926 - 1984
France
PHILOSOPHY

Marxist-minded interpreter of popular ideas and attitudes especially in regard to criminality, ill health and mental illness, and sexual identity. ‘Deviance’ is exposed as providing a rationalisation for the exercise of power. He enjoyed prompting people to see the world differently, as in his reports from Iran.

Life

 Work

Video

'The Lost Interview' (English subtitles) (16 mins)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzoOhhh4aJg

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