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Foucault: From the Microphysics of Power to the Governmentality

(Original title: Foucault: Od mikrofyziky moci ku guvernmentalite)
Filozofia, 76 (2021), 3, 195 – 208.
Type of work: Original Articles
Publication language: Slovak

The aim of the paper is to outline the development of later Foucault’s thought concerning the study of power. Foucault often changed his approaches to power, and this investigation changed his thinking about power. At the beginning he dealt with the microphysics of power, later he focused on the study of governmentality as the art of governing, which includes both the ways of governing and the modes of subjectivation. Problematiziation of governmentality allowed Foucault to link two major topics he had addressed in the last years of his life, politics and ethics.


Ethics, Governmentality, Michel Foucault, Politics, Power, Subject

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