• Freiheit und Institution. Für eine anti-anarchistische Foucault-Lektüre

    Author(s):
    Karsten Schubert (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Political Philosophy & Theory
    Subject(s):
    Liberty, Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984, Normativity (Ethics), Power (Social sciences), Political science--Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    critique, postfundamentalism, subjectification, Theory of democracy, Freedom, Michel Foucault, Normativity, Power, Political philosophy
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/0mt6-z589
    Abstract:
    How can freedom and resistance be conceived within Foucault's theory of power and subjectivation? This central question of the interpretation of Foucault's multi-layered work has been widely discussed and yet not satisfactorily answered. The fact that until today there has been little clarity about the status of freedom in Foucault's work is also due to the fact that the current interpretations confuse the various concepts of freedom which can be found in Foucault's work. The article therefore brings order to this confusing situation by differentiating the various concepts and problems of freedom in Foucault's work. This enables a better understanding of Foucault's thinking of freedom and his theory of power and leads to a new concept of freedom: freedom as the capability to critically reflect on one's own subjectivation. Because this "freedom as critique" can only be made possible by political institutions, this concept of freedom produces new connections from Foucault's thinking to normative political theory and post-fundamentalist democratic theory.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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