Foucault, Michel
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French historian, sociologist and philosopher. Born Poitiers 15. 10. 1926, died Paris 25. 6. 1984. Studied philosophy and psychology from 1946 at the École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris; 1949 Licence in psychology at Sorbonne. 1950–1953 member of the French Communist Party. 1951 repetitor at ENS and Univ. of Lille; 1955–1960 director of French cultural institutions at Uppsala, Warsaw and Hamburg. From 1960, prof. of psychology at Clermont-Ferrand; from 1966 prof. of philosophy …

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Horst, Claudia, “Foucault, Michel”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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