"Society Must Be Defended": Lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-1976

Macmillan, 2003 - 310 pages
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Foreword: François Ewald and Alessandro Fontana Introduction: Arnold I. Davidson One: 7 January 1976 What is a lecture? -- Subjugated knowledges. -- Historical knowledge of struggles, genealogies, and scientific discourse. -- Power, or what is at stake in genealogies. -- Juridical and economic conceptions of power. -- Power as repression and power as war. -- Clausewitz's aphorism inverted. Two: 14 January 1976 War and power. -- Philosophy and the limits of power. -- Law and royal power. -- Law, domination, and subjugation. -- Analytics of power: questions of method. -- Theory of sovereignty. -- Disciplinary power. -- Rule and norm. Three: 21 January 1976 Theory of sovereignty and operators of domination. -- War as analyzer of power relations. -- The binary structure of society. -- Historico-political discourse, the discourse of perpetual war. -- The dialectic and its codifications. -- The discourse of race struggle and its transcriptions. Four: 28 January 1976 Historical discourse and its supporters. -- The counterhistory of race struggle. -- Roman history and biblical history. -- Revolutionary discourse. -- Birth and transformation of racism. -- Race purity and State racism: the Nazi transformation and the Soviet transformation. Five: 4 February 1976 Answer to a question on anti-Semitism. -- Hobbes on war and sovereignty. -- The discourse on the Conquest in England: royalists, parliamentarians, and Levellers. -- The binary schema and political historicism. -- What Hobbes wanted to eliminate. Six: 11 February 1976 Stories about origins. -- The Trojan myth. -- France's heredity. -- "Franco-Gallia."--Invasion, history, and public right. -- National dualism. -- The knowledge of the prince. -- Boulainvillier's "Etat de la France."--The clerk, the intendant, and the knowledge of the aristocracy. -- A new subject of history. -- History and constitution. Seven: 18 February 1976 Nation and nations. -- The Roman conquest. -- Grandeur and decadence of the Romans. -- Boulainvilliers on the freedom of the Germans. -- The Soissons vase. -- Origins of feudalism. -- Church, right, and the language of State. -- Boulainvilliers: three generalizations about war: law of history and law of nature, the institutions of war, the calculation of forces. -- Remarks on war. Eight: 25 February 1976: Boulainvilliers and the constitution of a historico-political continuum. -- Historicism. -- Tragedy and public right. -- The central administration of history. -- The problematic of the Enlightenment and the genealogy of knowledges. -- The four operations of disciplinary knowledge and their effects. -- Philosophy and science. -- Disciplining knowledges. Nine: 3 March 1976 Tactical generalization of historical knowledge. -- Constitution, Revolution, and cyclical history. -- The savage and the barbarian. -- Three ways of filtering barbarism: tactics of historical discourse. -- Questions of method: the epistemological field and the antihistoricism of the bourgeoisie. -- Reactivation of historical discourse during the Revolution. -- Feudalism and the gothic novel. Ten: 10 March 1976 The political reworking of the idea of the nation during the Revolution: Sieyes. -- Theoretical implications and effects on historical discourse. -- The new history's grids of intelligibility: domination and totalization. -- Montlosier and Augustin Thierry. -- Birth of the dialectic. Eleven: 17 March 1976 From the power of sovereignty to power over life. -- Make live and let die. -- From man as body to man as species: the birth of biopower. -- Biopower's fields of application. -- Population. -- Of death, and of the death of Franco in particular. -- Articulations of discipline and regulation: workers' housing, sexuality, and the norm. -- Biopower and racism. -- Racism: functions and domains. -- Nazism. -- Socialism. Course Summary Situating the Lectures: Alessandro Fontana and Mauro Bertani Index.

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7 January 1976
14 January 1976
21 January 1976
28 January 1976
4 February 1976
11 February 1976
18 February 1976
25 February 1976
3 March 1976
10 March 1976
17 March 1976
Course Summary
Situating the Lectures
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Michel Foucault, acknowledged as the preeminent philosopher of France in the '70s and '80s, had enormous impact throughout the world in many disciplines.

David Macey has translated twenty books from the French and is the author of The Lives of Michel Foucault and Frantz Fanon (Picador). He lives in Leeds, England.

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