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dc.contributor.authorPapastephanou, Mariannaen
dc.creatorPapastephanou, Mariannaen
dc.description.abstractFoucault extolled the Iranian revolution and, anticipating the havoc that his public intervention in favour of the revolution would create, he wrote: “I can already hear the French laughing, but I know that they are wrong”. Examining Foucault’s (so unlikely) valorisation of certainty and the partisan affectivity it bestows upon knowledge and truth, I read his unusual engagement with the Iranian revolution against the grain. A major tendency is to approach Foucault’s Iranian writings as aberrationen
dc.description.abstractagainst this tendency, I read them as an effect of Foucault’s specific epistemic and utopian optics. Through a critical reading of neglected aspects of Foucault’s comments on Iran, I argue that much nuance is missing when damning critiques fail to see why and how Foucault’s interest in an active rather than folklore non-European political identity unveils deeper tensions of his own worldview and outlook on international politics and interrogates mainstream appraisals of Foucault’s political philosophy.en
dc.sourceCritical Horizonsen
dc.titleOf(f) Course: Michel Foucault, the Mobile Philosopher and his Dreamworldsen
dc.description.endingpage19Σχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and EducationΤμήμα Επιστημών της Αγωγής / Department of Education
dc.contributor.orcidPapastephanou, Marianna [0000-0002-7304-9249]

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