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. Kant's "Copernican" strategy of grounding knowledge in the limits of human reason proved to stabilize political, social-scientific, and medical expertise as well as philosophical discourse. These inevitable limits were made concrete in historical structures such as the asylum, the prison, and the sexual or racial human body. Such institutions built upon and shaped the aesthetic judgment of those ...

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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