Michel Foucault, Info

Michel Foucault (1926–1984) is the most cited researcher across all fields. He was a French philosopher who called his project a Critical History of Thought. Since 1998, Foucault.info has been providing free access to a large selection of Foucault’s texts, including the full transcript of the then unpublished seminar Discourse and Truth.



  • Foucault, Michel. Of Other Spaces, Heterotopias.” Translated from Architecture, Mouvement, Continuité no. 5 (1984): 46-49.
  • Foucault, Michel The Author Function.” Excerpt from What is an Author?” Translation D.F. Bouchard and S. Simon, In Language, Counter-Memory, Practice, 124-127. Cornell University Press, 1977.
  • Foucault, Michel. FOUCAULT Translated from Dictionnaire des philosophes, 942-944. Paris, P.U.F., 1984.
  • Foucault, Michel. The Subject and Power.” In Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, edited by H. Dreyfus and P. Rabinow, 208-226. The University of Chicago Press, 1983.
  • Foucault, Michel. Self Writing.” Translated from Corps écrit no 5 (Feb. 1983): 3-23.
  • Foucault, Michel. What is Enlightenment?” In The Foucault Reader, by P. Rabinow, 32-50. Pantheon Books, 1984.

Book Excerpts

  • Foucault, Michel. Madness, the absence of an œuvre.” In History of Madness, edited by J. Khalfa, 541-549. Routledge, 2006.
  • Foucault, Michel. Introduction.” In Archaeology Of Knowledge, edited by A. M. Sherida Smith, 3-20. Vintage, 1982.
  • Foucault, Michel. Preface.” In Order of Things, An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. Vintage Books, 1994.
  • Foucault, Michel. Non-affirmative Painting.” In This is Not a Pipe., Chap. 6. Quantum Books, 2008.
  • Foucault, Michel. Foreword.” In I, Pierre Rivière, having slaughtered my mother, my sister, and my brother. University of Nebraska Press, 1973.
  • Foucault, Michel. Panopticism.” In Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison, translated by A. Sheridan, 195-228. Vintage Books, 1995.
  • Foucault, Michel. 3. Morality and Practice of the Self In History of Sexuality Vol. 2: The Use of Pleasure, edited by Robert Hurley. Vintage Books, 1990.



  • Foucault, Michel. I, Pierre Riviere…” Interview by P. Kané in Cahiers du Cinéma no. 271, Nov. 1976, 52-53. Translation from Foucault Live, 203-206. Semiotext[E], 1996.
  • Foucault, Michel. Truth, Power, Self.” Interview by R. Martin recorded on October 25th, 1982. In Technologies of the Self, edited by L.Martin et al. 9-15. Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1988.
  • Foucault, Michel. Polemics, Politics and Problematizations.” Interview by P. Rabinow, May 1984, In Essential Works of Foucault Vol. 1. The New Press, 1998.

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French philosopher Michel FOUCAULT at home
French philosopher Michel FOUCAULT at home Source: Martine Franck/Magnum Photos


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