The Body Problematic: Political Imagination in Kant and Foucault

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Late in life, Foucault identified with the critical tradition of Kant, encouraging us to read both thinkers in new ways. Grounding modern knowledge in the limits of human reason engendered highly successful forms of political, social-scientific, and medical rationality as well as Kants Copernican turn. These limits achieved a concrete, manageable form in historical structures like the asylum, prison, and the sexual or racial human body. Such institutions built upon and shaped the aesthetic judgment of those considered ...

The Body Problematic: Political Imagination in Kant and Foucault 2010, Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania

ISBN-13: 9780271032122

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The Body Problematic: Political Imagination in Kant and Foucault 2007, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271032115

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