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Michel Foucault, the philosophy, the history

Grant number: 15/11316-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2015
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Franklin Leopoldo e Silva
Grantee:Anderson Aparecido Lima da Silva
Supervisor abroad: Judith Revel
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (Paris 10), France  
Associated to the scholarship:13/21308-3 - Michel Foucault: the philosophy, the history, BP.DR

Abstract

This project aims to investigate in the writings of Michel Foucault some of the relationships between 'philosophy' and 'history', seeking to understand the principles and procedures under which its historical-philosophical thought is organized taking the history of the production of truth as interrogative key in their different spheres. To do so, we will seek to focus on the distinct correlations or communications, and even the tensions that are established between 'philosophy' and 'history' in the itinerary of his research: that is, on the one hand, the various issues related to establishment of an archeology of knowledge (and its inescapable relationship with the "truth") in the 1960s, or even in its conjunction with the "political history of truth" placed on the scene by the genealogy of power (1970s), culminating, about questions around genealogy of ethics (1980s), in the approach on a conception of philosophy able to articulate a historical, dynamic and complex "experience" between the axes of knowledge, power, ethics and aesthetics and to introduce a new dimension of "truth". Finally, to highlight the continuing centrality of the correlation between philosophy and history in Foucault's thought and its irreducible correlation with the truth, we will seek a pivot point that allows certain interrogative coherence to his itinerary. (AU)