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Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad


Early in their careers, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida argued over madness, reason, and history in an exchange that profoundly influenced continental philosophy and critical theory. In this collection, Amy Allen, Geoffrey Bennington, Lynne Huffer, Colin Koopman, Pierre Macherey, Michael Naas, and Judith Revel, among others, trace this exchange in debates over the possibilities of genealogy and deconstruction, immanent and transcendent approaches to philosophy, and the practical and theoretical role of the archive.

Keywords: Derrida, Foucault, Madness, Reason, Genealogy, Deconstruction, Biopolitics, Death Penalty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231171953
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Olivia Custer, editor

Penelope Deutscher, editor
Northwestern University

Samir Haddad, editor
Fordham University

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Part 1 Openings

1 The Foucault-Derrida Debate on the Argument Concerning Madness and Dreams

pierre Macherey Translated by Jennifer Cazenave, Olivia Custer, and Samir Haddad

Part 2 Surviving the Philosophical Problem: History Crosses Transcendental Analysis

Part III After-Effects

7 Foucault, Derrida

▸ Judith Revel Translated by Samir Haddad and Olivia Custer

8 A Petty Pedagogy?

Samir Haddad

Part IV Life, Death, Power: New Death Penalties

Part V Foucault’s and Derrida’s Last Seminars

12 The Truth About Parrhēsia

Geoffrey Bennington

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