Michel Foucault (1926–1984) was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. He held a chair in the history of systems of thought at the College de France and lectured at universities throughout the world. The New Press has published his books Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology; Ethics; Power;The Essential Foucault; and The Chomsky-Foucault Debate (with Noam Chomsky). Foucault’s other books includeMadness and Civilization, Discipline and Punish, The Order of Things, andThe History of Sexuality.
James D. Faubion is a professor of anthropology at Rice University. He is the author ofThe Shadows and Lights of Waco and Modern Greek Lessons and the editor of Michel Foucault’sAesthetics, Method, and Epistemology and Power, both available from The New Press.