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Philosophy Talk: Foucault and Power

Is power a matter of top-down control, or is it distributed throughout society? 


Michel Foucault was a 20th century philosopher known for his work concerning power and knowledge. Foucault is often cited for his theory of knowledge and power, which are inextricably linked. But what exactly is Foucault's philosophy of power? Is it a universal theory intended to be applied in any context, or was Foucault simply responding to the specific power dynamics of his time? Josh and Ken take power from Gary Gutting from the University of Notre Dame, author of Thinking the Impossible: French Philosophy Since 1960.

Join the conversation LIVE this Sunday 12/02 at 11 am by calling 1-800-525-9917 or catch he re-broadcast Tuesday 12/04 at 12 noon.