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A New Generation of Thinkers

  • Clare O’Farrell


In 1966, the year that Michel Foucault first became a star on the French philosophical scene, he remarked that he and the generation who were under 20 during the war: ‘very suddenly and apparently without reason … noticed that we were very very far from the preceding generation; Sartre’s and Merleau-Ponty’s generation’.1


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  1. 1.
    Foucault, ‘Entretien avec Madeleine Chapsal’, 1966, p. 15; see also ‘Foucault répond à Sartre’, 1968, p.22.Google Scholar
  2. 23.
    See Foucault, ‘Vérité et pouvoir’, 1977, pp.16–17; ‘Sur la sellette’ p.3; 1984, p.4; Friedrich and Burton 1981, p.94.Google Scholar
  3. 45.
    Foucault, ‘Foucault répond à Sartre’, 1968, p.21.Google Scholar
  4. 61.
    Foucault, ‘Notre ami Maurice Clavel’ 1979, p.88.Google Scholar

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© Clare O’Farrell 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clare O’Farrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Education StudiesBrisbane College of Advanced EducationAustralia

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