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The educational effect in Foucault. Is the government a pedagogical issue?

The article incorporates the thesis of Hoskin (1993) that the archaeological and genealogical work of Foucault spun around educational issues although he had not been aware of it. Before we ratify or reject this claim, we consider that the notion of "governmentality", built in his last lectures at the Collège de France, can be better understood if it is taken as part of an analysis of pedagogical practices as they constitute privileged conduct practices of self and of the others. To support this claim, we will showthrough some examples derived from previous research the centrality of pedagogical practices in the modalities of the government of life in the so-called Modernity and its relevance in contemporary forms of government.

Foucault; education; governmentality; pedagogic practices


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