Power, Subjectivity, and Agency: Between Arendt and Foucault

  title={Power, Subjectivity, and Agency: Between Arendt and Foucault},
  author={Amy Allen},
  journal={International Journal of Philosophical Studies},
  pages={131 - 149}
  • A. Allen
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Art, Philosophy, Psychology
  • International Journal of Philosophical Studies
The author argues for bringing the work of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt into dialogue with respect to the links between power, subjectivity, and agency.Although one might assume that Foucault and Arendt come from such radically different philosophical starting points that such a dialogue would be impossible, the author argues that there is actually a good deal of common ground to be found between these two thinkers. Moreover, the author suggests that Foucault's and Arendt's divergent views… 

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