Philosophers similar to or like Michel Foucault

French philosopher, historian of ideas, writer, political activist, and literary critic. Wikipedia

  • Jacques Derrida

    French philosopher best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he analyzed in numerous texts, and developed in the context of phenomenology. One of the major figures associated with post-structuralism and postmodern philosophy. Wikipedia

  • Jean-Paul Sartre

    French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. One of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. Wikipedia

  • Strand of contemporary philosophy generally associated with post-World War II French thinkers, although it is directly influenced by previous philosophical movements. Often considered the division point between nineteenth- and twentieth-century French philosophy. Wikipedia

  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty

    French phenomenological philosopher, strongly influenced by Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. His main interest and he wrote on perception, art, politics, religion, psychology, psychoanalysis, language, nature, and history. Wikipedia

  • Gilles Deleuze

    French philosopher who, from the early 1950s until his death in 1995, wrote on philosophy, literature, film, and fine art. His most popular works were the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus (1972) and A Thousand Plateaus (1980), both co-written with psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. Wikipedia

  • Jean-François Lyotard

    French philosopher, sociologist, and literary theorist. His interdisciplinary discourse spans such topics as epistemology and communication, the human body, modern art and postmodern art, literature and critical theory, music, film, time and memory, space, the city and landscape, the sublime, and the relation between aesthetics and politics. Wikipedia


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    • French philosopher Michel Foucault was also greatly influenced by Kant's notion of "Critique" and wrote several pieces on Kant for a re-thinking of the Enlightenment as a form of "critical thought".Immanuel Kant-Wikipedia
    • As with the writings of philosopher Michel Foucault, Waters' lyrics suggest Pink's insanity is a product of modern life, the elements of which, "custom, codependancies, and psychopathologies", contribute to his angst, according to Reisch.Pink Floyd-Wikipedia
    • (This was the subject of Michel Foucault's secondary dissertation for his State doctorate, Introduction to Kant's Anthropology.) Kant's Lectures on Anthropology were published for the first time in 1997 in German.Immanuel Kant-Wikipedia
    • In the wake of postmodern literature, critics such as Roland Barthes and Michel Foucault have examined the role and relevance of authorship to the meaning or interpretation of a text.Author-Wikipedia
    • The "archaeological" and "genealogical" studies of Michel Foucault are of considerable contemporary influence.Sociology-Wikipedia
    • Michel Foucault provides an important critique in his Archaeology of the Human Sciences, though Habermas (1986) and Rorty (1986) have both argued that Foucault merely replaces one such system of thought with another.Sociology-Wikipedia

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