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Genealogy as Critique: New Book from Colin Koopman

Colin Koopman (Asst. Prof.) has just published his second book, Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity, with Indiana University Press. Negotiating the work of critique across a plurality of philosophical traditions, the book explicates genealogy as a historical-philosophical methodology capable of furthering the work of critical inquiries into emergent scenes of modern and contemporary life. Central ideas from the work of Michel Foucault (such as problematization, power, punishment and parrhesia, just to name the Ps) are developed through intersections with Jürgen Habermas, Nancy Fraser, Gilles Deleuze, Bernard Williams, Ian Hacking, William James, John Dewey, and others.

From the back cover: “Colin Koopman rethinks Foucault’s work from the ground up, re-reading his relationships to Kant, Nietzsche, Deleuze and Habermas. In so doing, he opens up fruitful new avenues for connecting Foucaultian genealogical critique to pragmatism and Habermasian critical theory. It is a must read for anyone interested in the relationship between Foucault and critical theory.” —Amy R. Allen, Dartmouth College

For more information on the book, see the announcement on Koopman’s Requiem for Certainty blog.