Thursday, February 18, 2010

Foucault Society Reading Group 2/19

The Foucault Society, NYC

Winter 2010 Reading Group

Foucault(s) Beyond Foucault: Essays, Interviews, Lectures (1976-84)

Final meeting -- Friday, February 19, 2010, 7:00-9:30pm

CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5414**

As our Fall 2009/Winter 2010 reading group wraps up, please join us for a lively discussion of Foucault's classic essay on Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" along with the lesser known, "Kant on Enlightenment and Revolution." We thank all of you who have participated in this eight-session group, and we hope to see you on Friday.

Special thanks go to reading group organizer Aaron Weeks (Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center) for all of his hard work.

Stay tuned for news about upcoming Foucault Society events. We will be issuing a call for proposals soon, so if you would like to organize future Foucault Society reading groups, please let us know.


--Michel Foucault, “What is Enlightenment?” in Ethics: Subjectivity and Truth (Essential Works, Vol. 1), ed. Paul Rabinow, New York: The New Press, 2006.

--Michel Foucault (1983), “Kant on Enlightenment and Revolution” in Economy and Society, 15(1): Feb 1986, 88-96.

Open to the public. Please come prepared with a question or section of the text to discuss with the group. Suggested donation: $5/meeting. No one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay.

For more information or to RSVP, e-mail us at (Please note new e-mail address, although we will continue to receive mail at
**Please go to Room 5414. However, if we are not in that room, a sign will be posted on the door directing you to the room we're in. If you have questions, please call Aaron Weeks: (917) 796-9910.**

For directions to CUNY Graduate Center, go to:


About the Foucault Society:

The Foucault Society is an independent, non-profit educational organization offering a variety of forums dedicated to critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984) within a contemporary context. The Foucault Society is a 501 (c) (3) recognized public charity. As such donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.



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