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Discussing Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish (1975), parts 1, 2 and section 3 of part 3.
Are we really free? Kings no longer exert absolute and arbitrary power over us, but Foucault's picture of the evolution from torture and public executions to rehabilitative, medical-style incarceration is not so much a triumph of liberty but a shift to more subtle but more pervasive exertions of power. Read more about the topic and get the book.
Featuring guest participant Katie McIntyre, doctoral candidate at Columbia.
End songs: Two short, stinky tunes from the Mark Lint album, Black Jelly Beans & Smokes, "The Zoo Song" and "Solitary Drama," both from 1991.
Annette Couch says
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Philo Sophia says
Great talk! If anyone is interested in further researching “Discipline and Punish,” we have a website that compiles citations for particular works in order to streamline philosophical research, Below is the link to citations for “Discipline and Punish.”
Jennifer Tejada says
I’m betting you don’t read these, but oh well. What a great episode! PS – the name dropping is less problematic for me than the -ism dropping. I have resorted to flash cards. I write down all your -ism references and find definitions for them later. I’m not joking.
Mark Linsenmayer says
I have written. About some of foucaults ideas and how they mobilise themselves in cultural texts film, etc here is a link to my blog where there is a discussion on the film contagions d foucaults notions of biopolitics coupled with Esposito notion of an immunity pathogen. https://www.vcrreviews.com/
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