Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2018, Page: 19-22
An Introduction to Foucault's Nietzschean Genealogy
José Nicolao Julião, Department of Philosophy, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Received: Apr. 29, 2018;       Accepted: May 25, 2018;       Published: Jun. 11, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijp.20180602.11      View  354      Downloads  32
Abstract
This paper intend to demonstrate, as in Foucault, from the 1970s onwards, the archaeological question of how knowledge emerged and transformed, strongly marked by discursiveness, gave rise to the theme of why knowledge? Foucault began to worry about historical investigations about the question of power as an instrument of analysis capable of explaining the production of knowledge and which the philosopher explained in a more elaborate way in his works of Discipline and Punish (1975) and of the History of Sexuality I (1976), naming this method of genealogy of power, appropriating a Nietzschean terminology. Thus, in his 1971 essay titled, "Nietzsche, Genealogy and History” (NGH), the French philosopher, when approaching Nietzsche's On Genealogy of Morals (GM), was not only meant to understand his philosophical method, limiting himself to the function of a mere historian of philosophy, but Foucault was chiefly intending to make use of certain “torsion”, which is ordinary in his interpretive strategy, to prepare in a subtle way the bases of what would become the its own method of analysis in subsequent years. Intend in this paper is to demonstrate, therefore, to what extent, the Nietzschean genealogy constitutes the basis of the genealogy of power in Foucault.
Keywords
History, Genealogy, Foucault, Nietzsche
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José Nicolao Julião, An Introduction to Foucault's Nietzschean Genealogy, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 19-22. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20180602.11
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