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Foucault’s Heidegger: Philosophy and Transformative Experience (Continuum 2007).

Foucault's Heidegger

Foucault’s philosophical relationship to Heidegger is the subject of continuing debate. To date, no comprehensive interpretation of this relationship has emerged. This book provides a new approach to Foucault and Heidegger’s relationship, based in an original approach to the problem itself. Rather than explore points of similarity between these thinkers, the book identifies a Heideggerian style, or practice, of thinking in Foucault’s work, which first emerges in his early studies of madness and literature. Through a series of incisive studies, Foucault’s Heidegger shows how this philosophical practice informs the content and objectives of Foucault’s critical writings to the end of his career.

“Timothy Rayner has written an important book on a topic that has not been explored in great depth thus far: the profound impact of Martin Heidegger on Foucault’s thinking over the course of more than thirty years, from the early 1950’s to his death in 1984.”

— Alan Milchman, Foucault Studies, January 2009. For review, see here.

“This book is the definitive volume on the connection between the twentieth century’s most original philosopher and the most influential French scholar of the late twentieth century. The book thus measures up to its back-cover blurb: it is a landmark and key reference.”

— Mark Kelly, Critical Horizons, Volume 9, Number 2, 2008

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BOOK CHAPTERS

‘Foucault, Heidegger, and the History of Truth’, in Timothy O’Leary and Chris Falzon (eds.), Foucault and Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell 2010: 60-77.

ARTICLES

‘Refiguring the Multitude: From Exodus to the Production of Norms’, Radical Philosophy 131 (May/June 2005): 28-38.

‘Learning and Insurgency in Creative Organisations’ (co-authored with Paul Newfield), Fibreculture 5 (2005).

‘On Questioning Being: Foucault’s Heideggerian Turn’, International Journal of Philosophical Studies 12.4 (2004): 419-438.

‘Between Fiction and Reflection: Foucault and the Experience-Book’, Continental Philosophy Review 36 (2003): 27-43.

‘Time and the Event: Reflections on September 11, 2001’, Theory and Event 5.4 (2002).

‘Biopower and Technology: Foucault and Heidegger’s Way of Thinking’, Contretemps 2 (2001).

REVIEWS

Review of Mitchell Dean, Governing Societies: Political Perspectives on Domestic and International Rule, in Critical Horizons: A Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory, Volume 9 (2008) Issue 2

PRESENTATIONS

‘Turning the Question Around: Foucault, Heidegger and the History of the Subject’, Martin Heidegger and the Aesthetics of Living, University of Sydney, December 2005.

‘Minor Democracy and Globalization From Below’, School of Philosophy Staff Seminar, University of New South Wales, Australia, September 2005. Previously presented at Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia, July 2005.

‘The Multitude in Power: Poverty, Ontology, Revolution’, Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Australia, June 2005.

‘Who is Antonio Negri?’ Russellian Society, University of Sydney, Australia, May 2005.

‘What’s the Problem with Hardt and Negri’s Multitude?’, Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A., March 2005 (contribution to a panel on ‘Imperialism/Empire/Biopolitics’).

‘Three Models of Global Democracy: Representative, Extensive, Absolute’, Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, Macquarie University, Australia, 2004. Previously presented at Annual Meeting of the Russellian Society, Katoomba, Australia, November 2004.

‘Sovereignty Without Government: Hardt and Negri’s Challenge to Political Theory’, The Italian Effect, University of Sydney, September 2004.

‘Politics on the Edge of Chaos: Network Power and Virtual Republicanism’, Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, University of Michigan, Ann Arbour, U.S.A., April 2004 (contribution to a panel on ‘Global Ethnic Networks after Hardt and Negri’s Empire’).

‘Informational Capitalism and Control: A Critical Prognosis’ (with Paul Newfield), Symposium on Societies of Control, University of Sydney, Australia, May 2004.

‘Power and Informational Societies: Five Post-Foucaultian Theses’, Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, University of Queensland, Australia, 2003.

‘Biopower, Globalization and Control’, Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Australia, December 2002.

‘Biopower and Technology: Foucault and Heidegger’, Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Australia, August 2000.

‘Foucault and the Art of Modernity’, Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy, University of Sydney, November 1999.

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