Acid Horizon

Foucault's "Politics of Health" and "What Is Enlightenment?"

June 20, 2020 Acid Horizon
Acid Horizon
Foucault's "Politics of Health" and "What Is Enlightenment?"
Chapters
Acid Horizon
Foucault's "Politics of Health" and "What Is Enlightenment?"
Jun 20, 2020
Acid Horizon

We delve into Foucault's work on medicalization in the 18th century while also discussing his relation to Enlightenment thought. We furthermore take a few jabs at Jordan Peterson and Stephen Hicks in the process.  Our discussion of healthcare in the US and the UK then leads us towards applying Foucault's analysis to the coronavirus pandemic and the evolution of surveillance technologies. Will Agamben be vindicated in the future? Also: Marx contra Foucault.

Show Notes

We delve into Foucault's work on medicalization in the 18th century while also discussing his relation to Enlightenment thought. We furthermore take a few jabs at Jordan Peterson and Stephen Hicks in the process.  Our discussion of healthcare in the US and the UK then leads us towards applying Foucault's analysis to the coronavirus pandemic and the evolution of surveillance technologies. Will Agamben be vindicated in the future? Also: Marx contra Foucault.