James and Arianna,
I think Arianna is correct James, Foucault thought of himself as a Kantian. Semiotext(e) published a translation of Foucault's Introduction to Kant's Anthropology in 2008. It is, as far as I know, complete, unlike the online version Arianna pointed you to. You might also be interested in The Politics of Truth, also Semiotext(e), a collection of Foucault's essays edited by Sylvère Lotringer. Some of the Kantian connections, especially the first three essays by Foucault follow Kant's suggestions, critique Kant, and the Enlightenment.
On Nov 6, 2010, at 5:13 AM, ari wrote:
> Hi James,
> have you read it? It's been online for many years now.
> Foucault also makes an explicit connection in the entry he wrote under the
> pseudonym Maurice Florence to the Dictionnaire des Philosophes on himself,
> which begins like this: 'To the extent that Foucault fits into the
> philosophical tradition, it is in the critical tradition of Kant, and his
> project could be called a critical history of thought' (p. 457 of Michel
> Foucault Essential volume 2 Aesthetics).
> My comments on your questions are online, but in short I'd add that crucial
> to this particular work is not only the ethical and political issue of what
> man makes of himself, but also a clear stance against transcendentalism in
> all its forms and for a peculiar epistemological pragmatics.
> Enjoy it,
> On Fri, 5 Nov 2010 23:08:55 -0400, james <spatium@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> In the previous thread there was a tie into F's dissertation (1 of 2)
>> on Kant's pragmatic anthropology. If this in fact demonstrates F's
>> connection to Kant...in what way? By pointing out the arrival of man
>> as doublet, and identifying the role of an "originary" in terms of
>> something like an empirical a priori, strong connections can be made
>> with F's early work of his own. But I wonder, what use does F make of
>> these notions - is it critical or constructive (that is, is he a
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