Presentation Title

Knowledge, Power, and the State of Exception

Presenter Information

James M. WaldeckFollow

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Foucault, Agamben, Badiou

Biography

Mike Waldeck Jr. is an undergraduate at Marshall University.

Major

Philosophy, Mathematics, and Spanish

Advisor for this project

Jeffrey L. Powell, Ph.D.

Start Date

18-4-2019 10:45 AM

End Date

18-4-2019 12:00 PM

Abstract

In his lecture series, Security Territory Population, Michel Foucault says that what he is doing “is something that concerns philosophy, that is to say the politics of truth.” (Security 3) We will investigate what Foucault means by knowledge and the “politics of truth” through an analysis of power. In particular, we will focus on how Giorgio Agamben analyzes power through the concept of the “state of exception” by way of Alain Badiou’s use of set theory as ontology.

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Apr 18th, 10:45 AM Apr 18th, 12:00 PM

Knowledge, Power, and the State of Exception

In his lecture series, Security Territory Population, Michel Foucault says that what he is doing “is something that concerns philosophy, that is to say the politics of truth.” (Security 3) We will investigate what Foucault means by knowledge and the “politics of truth” through an analysis of power. In particular, we will focus on how Giorgio Agamben analyzes power through the concept of the “state of exception” by way of Alain Badiou’s use of set theory as ontology.