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Burchell, Graham

Works: 26 works in 168 publications in 2 languages and 3,090 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Lectures 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: B2430.F723, 194
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Most widely held works by Graham Burchell
The Foucault effect : studies in governmentality : with two lectures by and an interview with Michel Foucault by Michel Foucault( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Michel Foucault's 1978 and 1979 lectures at the College de France on governmental rationalities and his 1977 interview regarding his work on imprisonment, this volume is the long-awaited sequel to Power/Knowledge. In these lectures, Foucault examines the art or activity of government both in its present form and within a historical perspective as well as the different ways governmentality has been made thinkable and practicable. Foucault's thoughts on political discourse and governmentality are supplemented by the essays of internationally renowned scholars. United by the common influence of Foucault's approach, they explore the many modern manifestations of government: the reason of state, police, liberalism, security, social economy, insurance, solidarity, welfare, risk management, and more. The central theme is that the object and the activity of government are not instinctive and natural things, but things that have been invented and learned. The Foucault Effect analyzes the thought behind practices of government and argues that criticism represents a true force for change in attitudes and actions, and that extending the limits of some practices allows the invention of others. This unique and extraordinarily useful collection of articles and primary materials will open the way for a whole new set of discussions of the work of Michel Foucault as well as the status of liberalism, social policy, and insurance.--Publisher description
The punitive society : lectures at the College de France 1972-1973 by Michel Foucault( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These thirteen lectures on the 'punitive society, ' delivered at the Collège de France in the first three months of 1973, examine the way in which the relations between justice and truth that govern modern penal law were forged, and question what links them to the emergence of a new punitive regime that still dominates contemporary society."--Publisher description
On the government of the living : lectures at the Collège de France, 1979-1980 by Michel Foucault( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these lectures delivered in 1980, Michel Foucault gives an important new inflection to his history of 'regimes of truth.' Following on from the themes of knowledge-power and governmentality, he turns his attention here to the ethical domain of practices of techniques of the self. Why and how, he asks, does the exercise of power as government demand not only acts of obedience and submission, but 'truth acts' in which individuals subject to relations of power are also required to be subjects in procedures of truth-telling? How and why are subjects required not just to tell the truth, but to tell the truth about themselves? These questions lead to a re-reading of Sophocles' Oedipus the King and, through an examination of the texts of Tertullian, Cassian and others, to an analysis of the 'truth acts' in early Christian practices of baptism, penance, and spiritual direction in which believers are called upon to manifest the truth of themselves as subjects always danger of falling into sin. In the public expression of the subject's condition as a sinner, in the rituals of repentance and penance, and in the detailed verbalization of thoughts in the examination of conscience, we see the organization of a pastoral system focused upon confession.--
Psychiatric power : lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-74 by Michel Foucault( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Psychiatric Power," the fourth volume in the collection of his groundbreaking lectures at the College de France, Michel Foucault addresses and expands upon the ideas in his seminal "Madness and Civilization," sketching the genealogy of psychiatry and of its characteristic form of power/knowledge. "Madness and Civilization" undertook the archeology of the division according to which, in Western Society, the madman found himself separated from the sane. That book ends with the medicalization of madness at the beginning of the nineteenth century. "Psychiatric Power" continues this discourse up to the end of the nineteenth century, and the double "depsychiatrization" of madness, now dispersed between the neurologist and the psychoanalyst. Presented in a conversational tone, Psychiatric Power brings fresh access and light to the work of one of the past century's preeminent thinkers. -- Back cover
The government of self and others by Michel Foucault( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lectures given by Michel Foucault in 1983 at the College de France launch an inquiry into the notion of parrA"sia and continue his rereading of ancient philosophy. Through the study of this notion of truth-telling, of speaking out freely, Foucault re-examines Greek citizenship, showing how the courage of truth forms the forgotten ethical basis of Athenian democracy. He describes how, with the decline of the city-states, the courage of truth is transformed and becomes directed personally to the Prince's soul, giving us a new reading of Plato's seventh letter. The platonic figure of the philosopher king, the condemnation of writing, and Socrates' rejection of political involvement are some of the many topics of ancient philosophy revisited in Foucault's lectures.-
The courage of truth (the government of self and others II) : lectures at the Collège de France, 1983-1984 by Michel Foucault( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this, the final year of his lectures at the College de France, Michel Foucault reaches more deeply into the foundations of Western thought than ever. Emphasizing parrhesia, the ancient practice of speaking truth to power, he shows how it is a practice of the care of the self, and in so doing, demonstrates how the dictum 'know oneself' is only a part of our philosophical inheritance. This is an astonishing conclusion to the life's work of one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers."--Thomas Dumm, Amherst College, USA "In his powerful final course of lectures, expertly edited by Frederic Gros and sympathetically translated by Graham Burchell, Foucault provides an explicitly political focus to his work on parrhesia. He offers readings of a range of texts, of which those of the Apology and the Cynics are especially insightful. It is impossible to read these lectures without an eye to the links between his work and his life, but Foucault's focus remains on the material at hand and his long-running interest in the interrelations of truth, power and the subject."--Stuart Elden, Durham University, UK
The hermeneutics of the subject : lectures at the Collège de France, 1981-1982 by Michel Foucault( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hermeneutics of the Subject is the third volume in the collection of Michel Foucault's lectures at the College de France, one of the world's most prestigious institutions. Faculty at the College give public lectures, in which they present works-in-progress on any subject of their choosing. Foucault's wide-ranging lectures influenced his groundbreaking works like The History of Sexuality and Discipline and Punish. In the lectures comprising this volume, Foucault focuses on how the "self" and the "care of the self" were conceived during the period of antiquity, beginning with Socrates. The problems of the ethical formation of the self, Foucault argues, form the background for our own questions about subjectivity and remain at the center of contemporary moral thought. This series of lectures throws new light on Foucault's final works and shows the full depth of his engagement with ancient thought. Lucid and provocative, The Hermeneutics of the Subject reveals Foucault at the height of his powers."--Jacket
Subjectivity and truth : lectures at the Collége de France, 1980-1981 by Michel Foucault( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Foucault] must be reckoned with."--The New York Times Book Review PRAISE FOR FOUCAULT'S WORKS IN THE LECTURES AT THE COLLÈGE DE FRANCE SERIES "Ideas spark off nearly every page ... The words may have been spoken in [the 1970s] but they seem as alive and relevant as if they had been written yesterday" - Bookforum "Foucault is quite central to our sense of where we are ..." - The Nation "[Foucault] has an alert and sensitive mind that can ignore the familiar surfaces of established intellectual codes and ask new questions ... [He] gives dramatic quality to the movement of culture." -The New York Review of Books "These lectures offer important insights into the evolution of the primary focus of Foucault's later work - the relationship between power and knowledge." - Library Journal
Lectures on the will to know : lectures at the Collège de France, 1970-1971 and Oedipal knowledge by Michel Foucault( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the Will to Know reminds us that Michel Foucault's work only ever had one object: truth. Here, he builds on his earlier work, Discipline and Punish, to explore the relationship between tragedy, conflict, and truth-telling. He also explores the different forms of truth-telling, and their relation to power and the law. The publication of Lectures on the Will to Know marks a milestone in Foucault's reception, and it will no longer be possible to read him in the same way as before
Security, territory, population : lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-78 by Michel Foucault( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marking a major development in Foucault's thinking, this book derives from the lecture course which he gave at the College de France between January and April, 1978. Taking as his starting point the notion of "bio-power," introduced both in his 1976 course Society Must be Defended and in the first volume of his History of Sexuality, Foucault sets out to study the emergence of this new technology of power over population."--BOOK JACKET
The birth of biopolitics : lectures at the Collège de France, 1978-79 by Michel Foucault( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Foucault's 1979 lectures at the College de France, The Birth of Biopolitics, pursue and develop further the themes of his lectures from the previous year, Security, Territory, Population. Having shown how eighteenth century political economy marks the birth of a new governmental reason, Foucault undertakes the detailed analysis of the forms of this liberal governmentality. This involves describing the political rationality within which the specific problems of life and population were posed: "Studying liberalism as the general framework of biopolitics."" "What are the specific features of the liberal art of government as they were outlined in the eighteenth century? What crisis of governmentality characterizes the present world and what revisions of liberal government has it given rise to? This is the diagnostic task addressed by Foucault's study of the two major twentieth century schools of neo-liberalism: German ordoliberalism and the neo-liberalism of the Chicago School. In the years he taught at the College de France, this was Michel Foucault's sole foray into the field of contemporary history. This course raises questions of political philosophy and social policy that are at the heart of current debates about the role and status of neo-liberalism in twentieth century politics. A remarkable feature of these lectures is their discussion of contemporary economic theory and practice, culminating in an analysis of the model of homo oeconomicus, or economic man." "Foucault's analysis also highlights the paradoxical role played by "society" in relation to government. "Society" is that in the name of which government strives to limit itself, but it is also the target for permanent governmental intervention to produce, multiply, and guarantee the freedoms required by economic liberalism. Far from being opposed to the State, civil society is thus shown to be the correlate of a liberal technology of government."--Jacket
Distant suffering : morality, media, and politics by Luc Boltanski( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distant Suffering, first published in 1999, examines the moral and political implications for a spectator of the distant suffering of others as presented through the media. What are the morally acceptable responses to the sight of suffering on television, for example, when the viewer cannot act directly to affect the circumstances in which the suffering takes place? Luc Boltanski argues that spectators can actively involve themselves and others by speaking about what they have seen and how they were affected by it. Developing ideas in Adam Smith's moral theory, he examines three rhetorical 'topics' available for the expression of the spectator's response to suffering: the topics of denunciation and of sentiment and the aesthetic topic. The book concludes with a discussion of a 'crisis of pity' in relation to modern forms of humanitarianism. A possible way out of this crisis is suggested which involves an emphasis and focus on present suffering
What is philosophy? by Gilles Deleuze( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called by many France's leading intellectual, Gilles Deleuze is one of the most important philosophers in the Western world. His acclaimed works and celebrated collaborations with Felix Guattari have established him as a seminal figure in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, and literary theory. The publication of What Is Philosophy? marks the culmination of Deleuze's career. Deleuze and Guattari situate philosophy in the realm of problems and possibilities. The book presents a revolutionary theory of philosophy and in the process develops a new understanding of the interrelationships among philosophy, science, and the arts. The authors differentiate philosophy from science and the arts, seeing each domain as a means of confronting chaos, and challenging the common view that philosophy is an extension of logic. They discuss the similarities and distinctions between creative and philosophical writing. Fresh anecdotes from the history of philosophy illuminate the book, along with engaging discussions of composers, painters, writers, and architects. A milestone in Deleuze's collaboration with Guattari, What Is Philosophy? brings new perspectives to Deleuze's studies of cinema, literature, painting, and music, while setting a brilliant capstone upon his intellectual corpus. Newcomers to the two thinkers' writings will relish the book's scope, energy, and inventiveness; veteran followers will appreciate Deleuze and Guattari's fierce determination to grasp the elusive meaning of philosophy in this, their last and most remarkable joint effort
On the punitive society : lectures at the Collège de France 1972-1973 by Michel Foucault( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abnormal : lectures at the Collège de France, 1974-1975 by Michel Foucault( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the Towering Intellectual Figures of the Last Half Century, perhaps the most versatile is Michel Foucault, who wrote classic texts on sexuality, madness, prison, and medicine. From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault gave public lectures at the world-famous College de France. Attended by thousands, these were seminal events in the world of French letters, and his ideas there expressed remain benchmarks of contemporary critical inquiry. The lectures comprising Abnormal begin by examining the role of psychiatry in modern criminal justice, and its method of categorizing individuals who "resemble their crime before they commit it." Building on the themes of societal self-defense developed in "Society Must Be Defended," the first volume of this series, Foucault shows how and why defining "abnormality" and "normality" were prerogatives of power in the nineteenth century, linking deformity, delinquency, and sexual deviancy. The College de France lectures add immeasurably to our appreciation of Foucault's work and offer a unique window into his thinking. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
The (Michel) Foucault effect. Studies in governmentality. With 2 lectures by and an interview with Michel Foucault( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the beginning of the hermeneutics of the self : lectures at Dartmouth College, 1980 by Michel Foucault( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980, Michel Foucault began a vast project of research on the relationship between subjectivity and truth, an examination of conscience, confession, and truth-telling that would become a crucial feature of his life-long work on the relationship between knowledge, power, and the self. The lectures published here offer one of the clearest pathways into this project, contrasting Greco-Roman techniques of the self with those of early Christian monastic culture in order to uncover, in the latter, the historical origin of many of the features that still characterize the modern subject. They are accompanied by a public discussion and debate as well as by an interview with Michael Bess, all of which took place at the University of California, Berkeley, where Foucault delivered an earlier and slightly different version of these lectures. Foucault analyzes the practices of self-examination and confession in Greco-Roman antiquity and in the first centuries of Christianity in order to highlight a radical transformation from the ancient Delphic principle of "know thyself" to the monastic precept of "confess all of your thoughts to your spiritual guide."0
Acting in an uncertain world : an essay on technical democracy by Michel Callon( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Controversies over such issues as nuclear waste, genetically modified organisms, asbestos, tobacco, gene therapy, avian flu, and cell phone towers arise almost daily as rapid scientific and technological advances create uncertainty and bring about unforeseen concerns. The authors of Acting in an Uncertain World argue that political institutions must be expanded and improved to manage these controversies, to transform them into productive conversations, and to bring about "technical democracy." They show how "hybrid forums"--In which experts, non-experts, ordinary citizens, and politicians come together - reveal the limits of traditional delegative democracies, in which decisions are made by quasi-professional politicians and techno-scientific information is the domain of specialists in laboratories. The division between professionals and laypeople, the authors claim, is simply outmoded."--Jacket
P'uk'o hyokwa : t'ongch'isŏng e kwanhan yŏn'gu( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Korean and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage of truth : the government of self and others II : lectures at the Collège de France 1983-1984 by Michel Foucault( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The course given by Michel Foucault from February to March 1984, under the title The Courage of Truth, was his last at the Collège de France. His death shortly after, on June 25th, tempts us to detect a philosophical testament in these lectures, especially in view of the prominence they give to the theme of death, notably through a reinterpretation of Socrates' last words-'Crito, we owe a cock to Asclepius'- which, with Georges Dumézil, Foucault understands as the expression of a profound gratitude towards philosophy for its cure of the only serious illness: that of false opinions and prejudices. These lectures continue and radicalize the analyses of those of the previous year. Foucault's 1983 lectures investigated the function of 'truth telling' in politics in order to establish courage and conviction as ethical conditions for democracy irreducible to the formal rules of consensus. With the Cynics, this manifestation of the truth no longer appears simply as a risky speaking out, but in the very substance of existence. In fact, Foucault offers an incisive study of ancient Cynicism as practical philosophy, athleticism of the truth, public provocation, and ascetic sovereignty. The scandal of the true life is constructed in opposition to Platonism and its world of transcendent intelligible Forms
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Psychiatric power : lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-74The government of self and othersThe courage of truth (the government of self and others II) : lectures at the Collège de France, 1983-1984The hermeneutics of the subject : lectures at the Collège de France, 1981-1982Security, territory, population : lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-78The birth of biopolitics : lectures at the Collège de France, 1978-79Distant suffering : morality, media, and politicsWhat is philosophy?