Academic Catalog

PHIL526 PHILOSOPHY OF MICHEL FOUCAULT

Course Code: 2410526
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EREF HALL TURAN
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is a general introduction to the philosophy of Michel Foucault. The aim of the course is to be familiarized with the different phases of Foucaults philosophy, namely the archaeological phase of the 1960s, the genealogical phase of the 1970s, and the ethical phase of the 1980s. Accordingly, Foucaults understanding of Episteme (1960s), Power (1970s), and Technologies of the Self (1980s) will be analyzed in class meetings.