Journal of Continental Philosophy

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020

Michel Foucault, Mark G. E. Kelly
Pages 29-35

Interview with Madeleine Chapsal

In this 1966 interview, published here in English translation for the first time, Michel Foucault positions himself as a representative of a ‘generation’ of French thinkers who turned towards the analysis of ‘structures’ and away from the phenomenological approaches that had previously dominated French philosophy. In this, Foucault claims inspiration not only from older French scholars—namely Georges Dumézil, Jacques Lacan, and Claude Lévi-Strauss—but also from the science of genetics.