AUP graduation ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.


Journée d'Etudes sur Le discours philosophique de Michel Foucault

Room Q-609 and Q-801
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 09:30

 In the summer of 1966 Foucault prepared to take on his much anticipated first position as a professor of philosophy, but unlike Kafka’s hapless countryman, Foucault did not patiently wait for the institution of philosophy to finally open its door! He custom-built his own door by generating a model of the entirety of philosophy since Descartes, developing a combinatory matrix with four functions,  four domains, and two dominant combinations, a matrix so complete it even programmed the four grand types of history of philosophy today. Yet he decided to not publish – to never publish – his diagnosis of philosophy. Why? The mystery remains.  

To explore the mystery we will be joined by speakers including:

  • Bernard Aspe | La division politique
  • Michael Behrent | Appalachian State University
  • Daniele Lorenzini | University of Pennsylvania
  • Ariane Revel | Université Paris VIII
  • Judith Revel | Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Orazio Irrera | Université Paris VIII


The information you provide below is only used for event access and security, as well as to contact you in relation to the event and its follow-up. Please note that we will keep the information that you submit only for the period required to fulfil the requirements of running this event. You may consult our privacy policies for more information about how we use personal information generally. By clicking Save Registration, you agree to our use of your personal information as described. Please contact the communications team on if you have any questions or concerns.
The email to associate with this registration.
The number of spaces you wish to reserve.
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.