Michel Foucault y el problema del siglo : un itinerario posible (1968-1979)

Dirigida per:
  1. Gemma Muñoz-Alonso López Director/a
  2. Rodrigo Castro Orellana Director/a

Universitat de defensa: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 07 de d’abril de 2022

  1. José Luis Villacañas Berlanga President/a
  2. Nuria Sánchez Madrid Secretari/ària
  3. José Luis Moreno Pestaña Vocal
  4. Francisco Vázquez García Vocal
  5. Adán Salinas Araya Vocal

Tipus: Tesi


The purpose of the current doctoral research is to reconstruct Michel Foucault’s intellectual path from 1968 to 1979. Although any partition of this type illuminates some sides and shadows others, our choice is justified for two reasons. The first, which refers to the development of Foucauldian work, refers to his analysis of power. This begins to be developed after 1968 and finds its end in 1979, with the course Birth of Biopolitics. Of course, such partition does not reflect the complexity of the Foucauldian intellectual framework, which never ceased to address the problem of the government of others, but it does allow us to define a path that would clearly take a turn after 1980. The second reason is biographical in nature and is related to the context in which Foucault developed his analytic of power and the way in which it affected his transformations. If the very possibility of identifying this theme and providing it with philosophical value was triggered by the events of 1968, the fluctuations of the French political and intellectual field and the transformations that society experienced at the time modulated the Foucauldian analysis, accompanying – although from its own position – a generational movement that led, at the end of the 1970s, some of the central figures of post-1968 militant leftism to take political positions that would have been unimaginable only a few years before...