Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism

2017.06.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Scott (ed.), Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury, 2017, 265pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.06.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Scott (ed.), Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury, 2017, 265pp., $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781628927702. Reviewed by Corey McCall, Elmira College This edited collection is the third volume in a series that examines key philosophers' work in relationship to modernism. As stated in the series preface, the goal is to make key writings of each thinker accessible while also relating their works to modernism. Each volume in the series has three sections: a first, which focuses on "conceptualizing" the volume's philosopher, a second "on aesthetics, which "maps connections between modernist works and the philosophical figure," while the final section consists of brief essays on key terms relevant for understanding the philosopher's relationship to modernism (vii). In theory, this structure should appeal to a wide audience, for readers less familiar with Foucault will find the first and third. . .

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