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By Christopher Falzon, Timothy O'Leary, Jana Sawicki

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A significant other to Foucault contains a set of essays from tested and rising students that characterize the main vast remedy of French thinker Michel Foucault’s works presently available.
• includes a complete choice of authors and subject matters, with either tested and rising students represented
• contains chapters that survey Foucault’s significant works and others that method his paintings from a number thematic angles
• Engages generally with Foucault's lately released lecture classes from the Collège de France
• includes the 1st translation of the large ‘Chronology’ of Foucault’s existence and works written through Foucault’s life-partner Daniel Defert
• features a bibliography of Foucault’s shorter works in English, cross-referenced to the traditional French variation Dits et Ecrits

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May The 30th, returns hurriedly to Paris, with Jean-Christoph Öberg, in order to take part in the political events. June The 1st, investiture of General de Gaulle as head of the government. September The 28th, France adopts the Constitution of the Fifth Republic by referendum. October Foucault leaves Stockholm for Warsaw, which is still mostly in ruins. He is given the task of reopening the Center for French Civilization within the university. He sets himself up in the Bristol Hotel, above the café popular with the intellectuals at that time.

1964 Long days researching at the Bibliothèque Nationale. In small school notebooks there follow reading notes, chapter plans, and drafts of articles. Reads The Formation of the Concept of Reflex in the 17th and 18th Centuries [untranslated] by Georges Canguilhem, who has become his “good teacher” since History of Madness. Relations with Gilles Deleuze and Pierre Klossowski become regular; he also sees Jean Beaufret. In July, they get together with Karl Löwith, Henri Birault, Gianni Vattimo, Jean Wahl, Colli, and Montinari, who are editing a new edition of Nietzsche, at the conference on Nietzsche organized by Deleuze at Royaumont (EW2, “Nietzsche, Freud, Marx”).

The major intellectual journals maintain, right up to May 1968, the polemic against The Order of Things: Les Temps modernes, in January 1967; Esprit, in May 1967; La Pensée, in February 1968, etc. November Staying at the Hotel Dar-Zarouk, Foucault looks for a house on the wild slope of the hill over Sidi Bou Said. “I wanted to have an immediate rapport with the sea, absolute, without civilization” (letter). The 12th: it’s the first time since 1955 that he is teaching philosophy. The course on “Philosophical Discourse” carries on from The Order of Things.

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